An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the English Noman family come from? What is the English Noman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Noman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Noman family history?Noman is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a stranger or newcomer. The surname Noman is derived from the Old English words neowe, niwe, and nige, which all mean new, and the word mann, which means man.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Noman has been recorded under many different variations, including Newman, Newmen, Newmin and others.
First found in Dorset where they held a family seat from early times. There are also early records of Stangrim Noueman listed in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1166; Godwin Nieweman listed in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1169; and Robert le Nyman in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296.  The Hundred Rolls of 1273 lists four entries for the name: Robert Niweman in Cambridgeshire; Herbert le Niweman in Oxfordshire; Matthew Neuman in Huntingdon; and John le Neuman in Bedfordshire. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noman research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1663, 1636 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Noman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Noman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Noman or a variant listed above:
Noman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ubi amor ibi fides
Motto Translation: Where there is love there is faith.
The Noman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Noman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 5 October 2012 at 12:00.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.