When William Newberry was born on 23 April 1788, in Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Newberry, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Knapp, was 39. He died on 16 August 1879, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.
English: habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, named with the Old English elements nēowe ‘new’ + burh ‘fortress, fortified town’ (see Newbury ).
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Neubourg in Eure, France.
History: Thomas Newberry emigrated from Devon, England, to Dorchester, MA, in 1634. Among his descendants were a number of very successful manufacturers and entrepreneurs, including the brothers Oliver (1789–1860) and Walter (1804–68) Newberry, whose prosperity was linked with the growth and development of Chicago.
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