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.