Newland Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Listed as Newland and Newlands, this in spite of its spelling, is an old Anglo-Scottish surname.  It considered being of locational origin from the places called Newlands in at least six English divisions ranging from Cornwall to Cumbria. More common variations are: Niewland, Newlande, Neland, Nieuwland, Nowland, Neyland, Nieland, Nawland, Nelland, Neiland. The surname Newland first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times. The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Samson de la Niwelande, dated 1188, in the Pipe Rolls of Kent. Some of the people with the name Newland who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included William Newland, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637.  People with the surname Newland who landed in the United States in the 18th century included John Newland, who settled in Maryland in 1719.  Henry Newland, who settled in Virginia in 1774.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Totnes, co. Devon). Ar. on chev. the upper part terminating in a cross formée gu. three bezants. Crest—A lion’s gamb erect ar. holding a cross formée fitchée gu. charged with three bezants.
2) (descended from Roger Newland, Esq., of Newlande, co. Southampton, who, having failed in the attempt to effect the escape of Charles I. from Carisbroke Castle, suffered death on the scaffold, exclaiming, “Deprived of my life and my property, I leave to my posterity, Le nom, les armes, la loyauté,” which has since been retained as the motto of the family). Motto—Le nom, les armes, la loyauté. Ar. on a chev. the upper part terminating in a cross pattée fitchée gu. three bezants. Crest—A wolf’s head couped ppr. collared or.
3) (co. Essex). Ar. on a chev. sa. an escallop or.
4) (co. Hertford; granted 169З). Ar. on a chev. sa. betw. three lions ramp. double queued sa. crowned or, as many crescents of the first. Crest—A tiger’s head erased ar. maned and tufted or, gorged with a collar in charged with three crescents of the first, holding in the mouth a broken spear embrued ppr.
5) Ar. on a chev. betw. three lions ramp. sa. as many escallops of the field.
6) (Edinburgh). Ar. three covered cups sa.
7) (Scotland). Ar. on a chev. betw. three lions ramp. sa. as many crescents of the first. Crest—A demi lion ramp. Motto—Pro patria.

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