Meaning and Origin of: New

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe ‘new’.
  • English : topographic name for someone who lived by a yew tree, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten ewe ‘at the yew’ (Old English æt ðæm ēowe).
  • German and Jewish (American) : Translation of German Neu.