Meaning and Origin of: Newberry
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Use of surname as a first name; renewal
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, named with the Old English elements nēowe ‘new’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’ (see Berry 1 and Bury).
- Thomas Newberry emigrated from Devon, England, to Dorchester, MA, in 1634. Among his descendants were a number of very successful manufacturers and entrepreneurs, including the brothers Oliver (1789–1860) and Walter (1804–68) Newberry, whose prosperity was linked with the growth and development of Chicago.