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English: nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe ‘new’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a yew tree, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten ewe ‘at the yew’ (Old English æt ðæm eowe). German and Jewish (American): Translation of German Neu.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Lew, Ney, Neu, Jew, Hew, Kew, Dew, Rew, Mew, Fey