The surname Newton is of English origin. It was a habitational name from any of the various places so called, derived from the Old English ‘neowe’, new and ‘tun’, enclosure, settlement. This is the commonest English placename and for this reason it has a highly fragmented origin. The name signifies ‘dweller at the new farmstead, estate, manor’. A family could acquire a place name as a surname under three different circumstances: 1. the gentleman lived or worked in or near some topographical formation or landscape feature, either natural or artificial. 2. he formerly lived in a village and thus acquired the reputation of being from that place. 3. he owned or was lord of the village or manor designated. However, it is safe to say that in most cases a manor or village name merely identifies the place where the original bearer of the name formerly resided; as is the case with the surname Newton. The name dates back to the tenth century were a Alward de Niwetuna is recorded in historical archives. The name evovled through Neweton and Neuton until it reached the modern form we know today. The n… Coat of arms: Argent a lion rampa…
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