First name origins & meanings:
- French: From the new farmland
- Old English, French: From the manor; kernel
First name variations: Nevil, Nevile, Nev, Nevelson, Neville, Newall, Newlin, Newbold, Newgate, Newton, Newell
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + land ‘land’, for someone who lived by a patch of land recently brought into cultivation or recently added to the village, or a habitational name from any of a number of settlements called Newland for this reason.
- Translation of Scandinavian Nyland or of German Neuland and North German Nieland, from any of several habitational names from places named Neuland or Nieland(e) in Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein.
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