The English language throws up some unusual names, this is one of them. Derived from the Olde English 'niwe-booh', the name is locational for a dweller at a new building or from one of the many villages called Newbald, or Newbold, found mainly in the Midland Counties. What is particularly interesting is the number of modern variant spellings which are: Newbald, Newbold, Newbolt, Newbould, Newboult, Newball and the three purely Nottinghamshire variants, Newbatt, Newbart and Newbert which before 1880 were found outside that county! The name development has included Roger Neubolt (1350 London), Thomas Newball (1653 Yorkshire) and Johathan Newbott (as spelt) 1680, who lived at St. Michael's parish, Barbadoes, where he had seven servants. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger de Newebolt. which was dated 1175 the Warwickshire Pipe Rolls during the reign of King Henry 11 The Deceiver of Ireland 1154-1189 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.