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Where did the English Needell family come from? What is the English Needell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Needell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Needell family history?The name Needell is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a maker of needles. The surname Needell is derived from the Old English word nędlere, which means needler. This is in turn derived from the Old English word nędl, which means needle.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Needell family name include Needle, Needles, Needell, Needdele, Nadal, Nadle, Needler, Nedler, Nedlere, Neelder, Nelder, Neldere, Nadler, Nadlere, Nayldor, Neilder, Needlemaker and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Needell research. Another 381 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1235, 1273, 1309, 1313, 1320, 1327, 1362, 1420, 1563, 1616, 1620, 1667, 1685, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Needell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 24 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Needell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Needell or a variant listed above: John Needler, who settled in Virginia in 1679; Benjamin Needler, who arrived in Virginia in 1741; Joseph Needle, age 40; who settled in Philadelphia in 1753.
The Needell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Needell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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