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Inherited from Middle English Neweton, from Old English nēowa tūn (new town). Compare same construction in Italian Napoli (Naples).


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  1. The name of many English-speaking places, including:
    1. Several places in England:
      1. A suburb of Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire (OS grid ref SJ4168).
      2. A village in Dalton (Town) with Newton parish, Barrow-in-Furness borough, Cumbria (OS grid ref SD2371).
      3. A village in Blackwell parish, Bolsover district, Derbyshire (OS grid ref SK4459).
      4. A suburban area near Hyde, Tameside borough, Greater Manchester (OS grid ref SJ9596).
      5. A hamlet and civil parish in north Herefordshire, served by Hope under Dinmore and Newton Parish Council (OS grid ref SO5053).
      6. A hamlet in south-west Herefordshire (OS grid ref SO3433). [1]
      7. A village in Bywell parish, Northumberland (OS grid ref NZ0364).
    2. A village in Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway council area, Scotland, otherwise known as Newton Wamphray (OS grid ref NY1194).
    3. A residential area in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NS6660).
    4. A number of places in the United States:
      1. A small city, the county seat of Baker County, Georgia.
      2. A city, the county seat of Jasper County, Illinois.
      3. A city, the county seat of Jasper County, Iowa.
      4. A city, the county seat of Harvey County, Kansas.
      5. A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
      6. A city, the county seat of Catawba County, North Carolina.
      7. A city, the county seat of Newton County, Texas.
  2. A habitational surname for someone from any of these places.
  3. Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher.

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Newton n (strong, genitive Newtons or Newton, plural Newton)

  1. newton (unit of measure)