The surname of NEWLAND has the associated arms recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. (descended from Roger Newland, Esq., of Newlands, County Southampton, who, having failed in the attempt to effect the escape of Charles I. from Carisbroke Castle, suffered death on the scaffold, exclaiming, "Deprived of my life and my property, I leave to my prosperity, Le nom, les armes, la loyaute," which has since been retained as the motto of the family.
Early records of the name mention William Newland and Mary Spratt, who were married at St. James's, Clerkenwell, London in 1670. The name was a topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of land recently brought into cultivation, or recently added to the village, or a habitation name from any of a number of settlements called Newland for this reason. There was an old barony of Newlands in the sheriffdom of Kincardine, and a parish of the name in Peebleshire, from either of which the surname may have been derived. The name was common in Glasgow in the sixteenth century, and common in the parish of Dalswinton till recent times, Jasper Newlands of that Ilk is in record in 1469, and Duncan Newlandis was the bailie of the burgh of Linlithgow in 1493. Peter Newlandis was a witness there in 1537, and Kentigern Newlandis was also a charter witness in 1542. Joneta Neulands was recorded in 1675, and Robert Newlands was the burgess of Edinburgh in 1726. Alba, the country which became Scotland, was once shared by four races; the Picts who controlled most of the land north of the Central Belt; the Britons, who had their capital at Dumbarton and held sway over the south west, including modern Cumbria; the Angles, who were Germanic in origin and annexed much of the Eastern Borders in the seventh century, and the Scots. The latter came to Alba from the north of Ireland late in the 5th century to establish a colony in present day Argyll, which they named Dalriada, after their homeland. The Latin name SCOTTI simply means a Gaelic speaker.
Arms registered in County Hertford, Granted in 1693.
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