Last name: Newman

Recorded as Newman in England and as Neumann, Neuemann, Nuemann, Nyemann, and others, in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, this notable surname was of Germanic and Anglo-Saxon pre 7th century origins. It was originally a pre-medieval nickname for somebody new to a particular place. The derivation is from the word "neowe" with the suffix "mann", meaning a friend or foreman. The surname is widely recorded with Godwin Nieweman in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire, England in 1169, and in Germany Hermann Nyeman of Barth, in 1325 and the similar English version as in Robert le Nyman of Sussex in 1296. Thomas Newman, aged fifteen, who left London on the ship "Plaine Joan" bound for Virginia in May 1635, was among the earliest recorded settlers in the new colonies of British America. John Henry Newman (1801 - 1890), who was formally created cardinal of St. George in Velabro in 1879. A member of the Oxford Movement, he resigned his Anglican living, and joined the Roman Catholic Church in 1845. A coat of arms granted to the Neumann family of Berlin has the blazon of a red field charged with vertical cannon, surmounted by crossed swords argent. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Stangrim Noueman. This was was dated 1166, in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk, during the reign of King Henry 111rd, known as the Builder of Churches, 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Christopher William Newman

My great grandfather was William Patrick Newman who lived on Greene Street in Baltimore, Maryland. During the War for Southern Independence the entire Newman family and most of Baltimore City was Confederate and extremely anti-Lincoln. The Booth Family owned a house on Exeter Street in Baltimore and "Tudor Hall" near Bel Air, Maryland. Members of my family saw John Wilkes Booth perform at Baltimore's Charles Street Theatre. He was very popular in Baltimore ... and considered a "patriot" rather than an assassin.

Lorrette Newman

I am also a Newman born in St, Catherine Jamaica.My grand father was Harry Newman from Comfort Hall in Manchester Jamaica. My father was Sylvester Newman. Harry had a cousin by the name of Lorenzo Newman. Harry was of light complextion and straight hair curl at the ends. I dont know my relatives.

Helen Strickley

My name is helen Strickley, but was born Frieda Newman in London & given up for adoption, birth year 1941 if anyone knows anything that could help me?! My real mum was called Dianah Newman - contact


Sorry my birth year is 1948

amy newman

My name amy newman my mum name is ann newman and my grandparents names are john david newman and margrate newman we all have blond /brown hair and blue eyes we were all born in the uk

jarrell newman from detroit mi ..
Jarrell newman 3134596445 people of our$ ..detroit mi 35 years old soon 36 ,born 4 23 11978 .call my peps people ..

Hello all, my name is John Newman. My family came to American around 1852 from Germany. I am looking for anyone how may have any information on a Hiram Newman or a Harmon Newman from Hanover Germany. My 3rd great grand father was John Newman born Fed. 2nd 1841 in Hanover Germany.

Lilian Coulton
Hi everyone, I'm searching for a Brian Newman and wife Sylvia nee Jeffries. Syliva was born 1938 and is my sister. My mother lost contact with them in South Africa sometime after 1970s. They were married 1959 in Willesden London, they may have emigrated to Cape Town area of South Africa c 1962 or later?

Hello I'm looking for a Michael Newman the last I heard About him he lived in sydney Australia he used to work as a paramedic ambulance driver And I think he has 2 kids (not sure) he's parents are from England he might be in he's 50s or something and he was meant to Move to kings-wood nsw Sydney if knows of him please MSG me Thank you

Alyssa Newman
My father Gerald Newman said that his family were mink farmers, and alot of them grew up around Detroit lakes Minnesota.. I wanna know more about my family...

Alison Newman
We have a really great Family group on FB so please sign-up and look for us. My father was Basil Roy Newman son of Sterling Newman and Brother of Egbert Newman - all now deceased. My dad was born in Manchester in the district of Ballynure.

john newman
Hi I'm looking for Newman family in london


Add me on facebook My name is amy newman aged 22 My grandad is john newman born in liverpool but moved to london in 1980

Hi John Paul Newman here from a line of Richard Newmans from London, Daniel Newman, Whitchurch, Oxfordshire and the furthest back to date Henry Newman and Mary Daniels (married 1779 Woolhampton, Berkshire). Would love to hear from anyone connected through this line in particular. Any Newman with Bensley as a middle name also?

Dinah Newman
This is fab! Dinah Newman

Helen Strickley

I was born 1948 in london as frieda Newman, but given up for adoption, trying to find my birth mother, family, my mum was called dinah newman x

Helen Strickley

Gloria Newman
Hello distant relatives, I am a Newman, African American born in Charlottesville, Va. My grandfather was Thomas Newman born 1922, my great-grandfather, William H. Newman born 1897. Its so interesting to see so many Newmans, white and black from all over the world. My father was the last male descendant in our family. Not much history about us in this area, but I found through census records that there were two sets of Newman's here in the early part of the 20th century. Some were listed as mulatto while others were listed as colored. My father and I are brown skinned, small straight nose, and long hair.

Dee Stephens
Greetings Gloria, My mother's maiden name is Newman. The majority of the family is in the Lansdowne (greater Philadelphia area) but my grandfather Alfred Newman and his family came from the Richmond, VA area. About half of his family passed as caucasian and were able to open businesses in Richmond. The other half moved to the Upper Darby, PA to start a new life. Since Charlottesville is not that far from Richmond I was wondering if there might be a family connection. We are having our first Newman family reunion this summer in Tidewater, VA area and it would be great to know if there is more family outer there!

Tashika Newman
Hello everyone. I'm very interested in getting to know my family. My dad's name is Preston Newman and my mom's Gwendolyn Lawrence. From what my mom told me, his dad is from England, they moved to jamaica, and settled in South St. Elizabeth. My dad then moved to Portmore, St. Catherine. He fathered two sons and a daughter before I was born. I'm now Twenty Seven years old. If anyone knows of him/his family, please conact me at: I'm of very light complexion, with tall hair and hazel eyes. Thank you!

Everette Newman
Hi Everette Newman here. Born, Wilmington NC. Family east central NC.

debbie de villiers / nee newman

I was born Deborah Ann Newman in South Africa, my parents were Andrew Gerald Newman and my late Mother was Patricia Elizabeth Ann Newman. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters still. I since the married into the De Villiers family.

d m newman
Hi I'm David Michael Newman from Staffordshire England I have blonde hair blue eyes I find the origins of the Newman name quite comical as people joke about me being German all the time lol I would also just like to say hell to all the newmans out there!!!

Paul Newman
Hello all, My name is Paul Newman and I come form the UK. There are a large number of Newman's throughout the UK, but my line comes from Wiltshire in the South West of England. I have managed to trace my ancestry back to the 1600's, and almost all my ancestors were agricultural labourers. I believe that some of my distant relatives emigrated to both the USA and Australia. Just thought I'd mention it, if anyone from outside the UK can trace their ancestry back to the UK, and in particular back ro the west country.

Barb Newman
Hi! My Newman came from the apple country in Pennsylvania. I can only find Harve Newman born 12 Apr 1891 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer and a carpenter and may have come from England. Any help?

Barbara Louise Newman
I'm from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. My grandfather was Harve Newman.from South Mountain area, near Cashtown, Pennsylvania. Any lineage info would be appreciated, as I have no idea who his father and mother were, and from where they came. Did they come from England, Germany etc.? He had a brother. I don't know his name, and together they planted apple orchards around Arendsville, and Biglerville in Adams County. I can't give you any more info, as I'm still looking also.

Jean Easter
Hello: Searching for Walter Newman, cia 1680 indentured carpenter apprentice to Thomas Wanye 7 year bond and released early. Point of Departure around Perth-Amboy in the British Isles and landed in or around Trenton, NJ. A land sale between Walter and a fellow former apprentice is recorded. I'm lost after this, I have a toehold into he British Isles but no further. Any help appreciated :)

alfred peter newman
Hallo,my name is Alfred Peter Newman and I'm from South Africa.My father was William John Newman and my grandfather Alfred Edward father passed away at the young age of 29j.I was 4j old!I would like to get anay info on the Newman history of South Africa and when and who came here first.My email is

Nidia Mabel Newman
Hi there, do you have any dates and or places. regards Nidia

Ross Newman
Hi. My Name is Ross Newman, I live in Nelson, New Zealand.I have traced my family back to a Richard Newman born about 1746-48 who married a Hester Gibbs in Box, Wiltshire in 1770. The only Richard Newman I can find born about then was born in Burbage in Wiltshire in 1746-47 the son of John Newman and Jane Cox. - Can you shed any light on this for me? my email is

Hi Paul I am wondering whether my Newmans actually came from Wiltshire into Berkshire, Oxfordshire and then into London. Do you have any information to share? Regards, John

William G. Newman
Hello everyone. From Conroe Texas. I love seeing all of these Newmans.

Nidia Mabel Newman
Hi, I am South African, my grandfather was Michael Stanley Christian Newman born 1895 in Cape Town, my grandmother Mabel Marg Newman (nee Du Toit) born 1897. Need to know who their parents were and if possible where they originated from. Kind regards. email

tracey newman
hi i am a newman but i am from wales uk was born in wales also

Linda E. Newman
. Hello my name is Linda Elaine Newman, October 10, 1948. I have a half brother, his name is Charles Newman, Jr., December 24, 1925. Our father's name is Charles Abner Newman, Sr. October 24, 1908. We were all born in Washington, D. C. Charles A. Newman, Sr. married my mother Beatrice Carter Newman, who was also born in Washington, D.C. December 7, 1910. . Our paternal grandparents names were James O'Connor Newman and Flora Newman. Our grew up in D.C. But lived most of his adult life in Merrifield, Falls Church, and Vienna Virginia. We are trying to find our relatives. I can be contacted

hey my name is beatrice Newman....i'm from the Newman family in Ghana, west Africa. Would be great to find some missing links in the family dad says our name originated from the german's when they settled in Ghana most likely during wwII, anyone have anymore information for me> are you my long lost relative? email me:

Linda newman
Hi my name is Linda Newman I live in Sydney Australia, my grand Pa is Frank Charles Newman he lived in Sydney with his wife Elizabeth Newman (née Kerr) they adopted 2 babies in Sydney, Denise Anne Newman & John Charles Newman, they eventually moved to Vincentia NSW Denise had 3 babies & John had 2 babies with Denise Jorgensen and I'm the daughter of John :0) My grand Pa worked in the boating industry & retiring in Jervis Bay NSW Australia. I'd love to know more info as my Dad died then my nan died & then my grand Pa died. You can email me at thanks Linda Newman

I do not if iam too late to add to this list of those wanting to know their roots as it relates to the newmans ,it is quite interesting to know ,so maybe we should have meeting and trace the roots from all angles ,because I was told that the newam roots began in plowden manchewter jamaica and spread throughout the island in fact their are newmans living in cuba that are direct descendants from comfort hall manchester courtney bailey-grandson of david newman

Leonie Newman-Heron
Hi Courtney, my family lived in Comfort Hall, Manchester. I am the granddaughter of Delisser Newman who was born in Cuba, and moved to Jamaica at age 20. My father's name is Oeasley Newman. My aunt still lives in Comfort Hall, Betty Newman. Do you know any of these people? I'm going to ask my dad about David Newman when I speak to him tomorrow. You can email me at

Everton A Newman
Hi Leonie, Delisser is my uncle. I'm trying to put the family tree together. I don't know your father but I know Betty and some others. I would like to get in touch with you.

Eugene Newman
Hi, I'm Eugene Newman from South Africa, it seems there are Newman's all over the world. Does anyone know of a site that i can log into that ties everything together?

alfred peter newman
Hey Eugene,I'm also from south name is alfred peter father's name was William John Newman and his dads name Alfred Edward newman.

sandra bromfield
My grandfather's name was Alfred Newman from Christiana, Jamaica

Newman can also be Swedish from Nyman.

Jean Thomson, nee Newman
Hi, I'm Jean and originally from Dorset in England. I thought we may be from Viking stock as both me and my brother have ble eyes and blonde hair

Terry Newman

Hi Jean, My name is Terry Lynn Newman. My Newman family has been in Canada since the mid 1800's at least, but I think they may have come from Dorset to Newfoundland, then to New Brunswick and then finally to Cape Breton. My mother and her siblings were all very tall, with blue eyes and blonde hair. My email is if you'd like to compare trees on ancestry. Best, Terry This is me with my mother Patricia (maiden name Newman)

Greetings: My name is MICHAEL NEWMAN and the NEWMAN side of my family were from Ireland, and my Great-Grandfather was the first NEWMAN to settle within NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA. Studying family history, I am uncertain the reason behind the "SETTLEMENT" within NEW BRUNSWICK and there is a puzzle piece missing within family history on the NEWMAN side. The NEWMAN surname seems popular, but I have had few encounters with "us." This is a very interesting forum, and I hope to learn more. Please contact me at

Heather Newman
Hello fellow Canadian Newman. I am the great great granddaughter of Cecil Platt Newman who came to Montreal, QC in 1830 from Salisbury England. He had a farm and was apparently the creator of the Newman apple. He was the first mayor of Lasalle and the large Newman Blvd is named after him. There was also a C.P Newman school but it was closed down because it was an English school. Another Newman in this line from England was the first anglophone doctor in the region. We have decent records of our line so if anyone thinks they may be connected and have questions you can email

Stephen Newman

Hi Michael, My name is Stephen Newman and I'm from County Meath in Ireland do you know what part of Ireland you family came from.

Terry Newman

Hi Michael. My Newman family were in New Brunswick before moving to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I think they may have been there for the railroad work. I'm not sure, but there's a chance we may be of the same Newman family. My great grandfather was Arthur Embree Newman born in 1894 in Albert county NB, and his father was Thomas Newman who I think was born (or at least lived ) in 1852 in Newfoundland, where they came from before that I'm unsure. Perhaps it was Ireland they were from? Apparently there are pockets of Irish there. I just assumed we were English. All my aunts and uncles were blonde and blue eyed and very tall. You, or anyone else who thinks we might share a relative, can contact me at:

Paul Newman
Hello, Am Paul Newman and family i was told settled in New Mexico. I know Newman is a german jew name but other than that i dont really know much. A popular name in my family is Leonard there is a line of them. Any one in that department ???

jude newman
I'm a newman born in Australia My great grandfather Joseph Lewin Newman arrived here around 1890

Michele Newman
I'm also a Newman, born in grandfather (Percival Newman -orphaned) came out from England with his sister and husband-not sure where in England. He worked as a stockman in the early years. He came to Australia in the late 1800's on a ship. I'm trying to find out more information

Alexandre Newman
I'm also a Newman, born in Brazil... Don't know exactly the origins of my family... Would love to know, though. All that I know, is that Methodist missionaries from south US (West Virginia, maybe) came to Brazil long time ago... Does Julius Edward Newman mean something for anyone? Alexandre Newman.

jenille newman
Hi am from Jamaica my grandfather name is Odee Newman. Use to own those big buses back in the day. Run from spalding to mandeville to town. Ask ur grand dad or grandma. My family is light skin n pretty hair.

I am a newman from canada. My ancestors came from Germany. Hello fellow maybe long distance family members.

Zachary Newman
One thing it doesn't mention is that it is also an Irish name. My great grandparents were from Ireland and there's before that. My grandmothers great grandfather came from Austria and married an Irish woman. My grandfathers great great grandfather came from England. It's simply amazing finding your genealogy!

Leonie Newman
Hi Jeremy, I'm sorry I didn't see your posting until just now. My family is also from Christiana and Manchester. I am just about 100% sure that we are related. My email address is if you would like to get in touch with me.

chan john
my family are Newman for balaclava st.elizabeth, hemadal adarius, one of his sisters name peggy and one of his brothers sam. we are also connected to the wint family

Marie Newman
Hello I am a Newman searching for the same answers. My Grandfather served and fought in WW2 and for some reason he was the only Newman between him and his other 3 siblings. I believe he was the youngest. He was born in southern Illinois in 1913.

Lisa Edwards
My family of Newman's came to Australia from England in the 1840's......originally form Germany and most likely Jewish.

l newman
My name is Loletta Newman and I'm from natchez Mississippi I have a lot of family here but not sure of my family history of how we come to be Newman where I'm from most likely during slavery times

Frances Newman
This is interesting information. I live in Texas & only know my Texan family.

Stephanie Newman
I have a lot of relatives in San Antonio and Dallas that are Newmans.

Hi Tashika/Leonie I am also a newman from kingston we are all family in someway are other.I am living in canada my father name was Vincent Newman (cheif) if yu know give call email ludlow

Jeremy Newman
Hi Tashika/Leonie. My family is from Jamaica as well (Christiana, Manchester & Kingston, St. Andrew). I wonder if there is any family connection here. Jeremy Newman

jenille newman
Hi jeremy my grandfather name is Odee Newman. Use to own those big buses back in the day. Run from spalding to mandeville to town. Ask ur grand dad or grandma. My family is light skin n pretty hair

DaraLyn McColl
My name is DaraLyn Newman McColl. My grandfather Robert E. Newman resided in Rarden, Ohio. I am in search of more information. He survived WW2 and lived to be 86. My grandmother cannot remember much.

Jivan Thomas-Newman
The Newman side of my last name Origins from my Jamaican father but I was born in Britain.

John Newman
Hi Jivan, my story is similar toy yours( Newman from Jamaica, living in UK). as you know Jamaica is a big but small place and names are usually regional. do you know what part of jamaica your father was from also what type of work he and your grandfather done?. My Father is from Summerfield clarendon his father had farms and other business interests in the area, with relatives in kingston, Manchester St Andrew.,you never know, we could be related! it would be great to hear from you.

Syrena Bailey

If it is David you are talking about from Summerfield. He is my father's cousin. I know that the Newman and the Thomas are related but i don't know in which way they are related. Do you have any idea? Or where they are from originally?

lots of male newmans from comfort hall manchester lives in england ,one delisser newman who fathered many children has lots of them living there,he maybe over a hundred years old,the surnameshindharsh and gowans are descendant from elizabeth newman who died about 1888

Tashika Newman
I'm in awe! I'd be delighted to speak with you! I'm quite sure we are related, as the family isn't very large here in Jamaica. I originate from Kingston, Jamaica, but currently live in Montego Bay. Leonie, thank you and I will email u immediately.

sorry dear the family is indeed large but we do not each other , i was that there is place called harry watch in manchester where lots of them lives

Penelope Newman
I am a Newman. It's the anglisisation of a Germanic name. I come from a long line of German Jewish immigrants who made their home in London between the two Great European Wars (WW 1, WW 2). As for 'newman' being a newcomer to an area - too trite; don't believe everything you read on the Internet. A Newman (Neumann) was the next door neighbour of Elizabeth II; look at the Rand Lords of South Africa ...

Abraham Newman
Im Newman too , but Im mexican and I was born in Mexico .....! .. jewish , polish , german ? I like to know my origins .........

Penelope Newman
Newman is a German Jewish name, Bavarian in origin. That you were born in Mexico could be the legacy of fleeing German officers post WW2.

Tashika Newman
I don't know anyone from the "Newman' side of my family. It's my dream to one day meet and unite with them.

Penelope Newman
Where were you born? Newman (Neumann) is a Jewish Bavarian name. There are many of us around so I'm sure you'll find some relatives without too much trouble. Many Neumann's (anglicised to Newman) were involved in WW2 fundraising - see the Rand Lords of South Africa; hope you are proud of your family's history ... I'm not so sure. Penelope Newman