you will find here
pages you will find the overall structure of the Burgh Castle
family at large, articles, biographies, a gazetteer of place names, a
memorial to Newarks who saw active military
service, and other information and graphic material related to Newark/Newrick family history.
You are invited to return here from time to time as the pages are
updated to reflect new information. If
you are looking for detailed genealogical information for Newark/Newrick familes click “THE
NEWARKS.CA” button in the navigation bar to the left (you will need to apply
for a free account in order to enter the site).
of this web site
purpose of these pages is to provide a family history telling the story of
individuals, and placing the family in the context of time, place, and
society. While some genealogical
detail is included, detailed lists of family members, their relationships and
vital statistics are excluded in an attempt to make the pages more readable.
on the Newark/Newrick families of Burgh Castle
is being carried out by Michael
Newark (himself a descendant of James & Ann Newark of Burgh Castle) who originated and runs these
web pages and who is pleased to respond to enquiries for family detail. To get started on your exploration of these
web pages, we suggest going to the introduction link at the top of the
navigation bar to the left. We hope
you enjoy your visit and find the material interesting and useful.
If you are
a NEWRICK, no matter where you live in the world, you are almost certainly a
descendant of James and Ann NEWARK (late 17th and early 18th
century farm family of Burgh Castle which was originally in Suffolk, England). You are almost certainly related, albeit
distantly, to anyone else by the name Newrick and
to the Newricks who still live in Suffolk today. The exception are descendants of a family from Russia/Poland named Neurick
whose name was anglicized when they emigrated to England and then elsewhere. Your Newrick name
is rare, compared for instance to the name Smith which accounts for roughly 1
person out of 70 in England, whereas only one person out of 300,000 (very
roughly) is named Newrick. The Newrick name
is a variant of the Newark name and appears to
have originated due to the peculiarities of Suffolk/Norfolk pronounciation.
If you are
a NEWARK the
picture is a little more complex. You
may well be a descendant of James and Ann Newark of Suffolk and thus also related distantly to Newricks. You may
also be descended from clusters of other Newark
families located in Lincolnshire,
the West Midlands, London
and a few other English counties.
These groups are probably all unrelated to each other. In the US
most people named Newark (but not all) are actually
descendants of European immigrants from Prussia,
Poland, Bavaria etc whose
names (such as Neuwart) were anglicized
to Newark. The name is uncommon with roughly one
person in England out of
every 130,000 named Newark.
is an old name
is sure, the family name Newark
originated in England
hundreds of years ago and is derived from the place named Newark in Nottinghamshire. Influential individuals
in the church and in the King’s court from Newark
in all likelihood spread the name by means of their dealings in land and
church business, their vassals and tenants becoming known by the name Newark. There are numerous records of a Newark family wielding
just such power and influence. It
existed in Yorkshire
from the 1200s to about 1700 when it seems to have died out.