Clan Newton History
The name Newton is of local origin, from place with the name, and essentially meaning ‘new town’.
In 1296, both Huwe de Neutone and James de Neutone of the Edinburgh area rendered their allegiance to England’s Edward I by signing the Ragman Rolls. An assize on the preambulation of the bounds of Gladmor was Alexander de Newtoun de eodem in 1430.
All three of these men took their name from the old parish of Newton in Midlothian.
James de Newton almost certainly derived his name from the lands of Newton in the parish of Bedrule, as he was parson of Bedrule in 1479.
In 1446, in Glasgow, a John de Newton was recorded, and a different John Neuton, a recorded ‘Scotsman’, was given safe conduct in England, in 1463.
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