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The name Nyman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a stranger or newcomer. The surname Nyman is derived from the Old English words neowe, niwe, and nige, which all mean new, and the word mann, which means man.

Nyman Early Origins



The surname Nyman was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from early times. There are also early records of Stangrim Noueman listed in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1166; Godwin Nieweman listed in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1169; and Robert le Nyman in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists four entries for the name: Robert Niweman in Cambridgeshire; Herbert le Niweman in Oxfordshire; Matthew Neuman in Huntingdon; and John le Neuman in Bedfordshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Nyman Spelling Variations


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Nyman Spelling Variations



Nyman has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Newman, Newmen, Newmin and others.

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Nyman Early History


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Nyman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nyman research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1663, 1636 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Nyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nyman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nyman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Samuel Newman (1602-1663), English-born, American clergyman in colonial Massachusetts, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, he was prosecuted for nonconformity and emigrated...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nyman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nyman In Ireland


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Nyman In Ireland



Some of the Nyman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Nymans to arrive on North American shores:

Nyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J M Nyman, aged 41, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • J Magnus Nyman, aged 26, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Jacob Nyman, aged 44, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Jacob Victor Nyman, aged 9, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Sven August Nyman, aged 11, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nyman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrew, Nyman Jr., who landed in Mississippi in 1904
  • Gustof Nyman, who landed in Mississippi in 1905
  • Gustaf Walter Nyman, who arrived in Alabama in 1915
  • John Alfred Nyman, who landed in Alabama in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nyman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nyman (post 1700)



  • Sandra Nyman (b. 1953), American Democrat politician, Nurse; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004
  • Melvin A. Nyman, American politician, Mayor of Alma, Michigan, 2002-
  • Lewis B. Nyman, American politician, Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1864
  • Howard S. Nyman, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909
  • Emery O. Nyman, American politician, Mayor of Petoskey, Michigan, 1943-44, 1950-55
  • Carl R. Nyman, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1937
  • Bruce Nyman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996
  • Preston Nyman (b. 1997), English actor, known for Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007), 3rd & Bird (2008) and Penelope (2006)
  • Andy Nyman (b. 1966), English BAFTA actor, and producer, known for Death at a Funeral (2007), Severance (2006) and Black Death (2010)
  • Michael Laurence Nyman CBE (b. 1944), English three-time Golden Globe nominated composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for The Piano (1993), Gattaca (1997) and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ubi amor ibi fides
Motto Translation: Where there is love there is faith.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Nyman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nyman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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