Recent research shows that the family name Newberry has been established in Europe for over 800 years. Newberry is a English occupational surname of old French origins. Records dating back to 1302 suggest there was a contingency of Newberry's in the county of Oxfordshire. In the seventeenth century a considerable group of travellers known as Newberry's migrated to the British colonies in Australia.
The county of Wiltshire in the UK currently holds the largest density of families with the surname Newberry. A late eighteenth century Newberry was noted as liking a drink after police allegedly threw him out of no less than 7 pubs in a single evening. In 1897 a person named Michael Newberry was sent to prison for attacking another man.
Some of the more famous Newberry's are: