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Where did the English Needs family come from? What is the English Needs family crest and coat of arms? When did the Needs family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Needs family history?
Needs has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Neame, Neame, Neem, Neeme, Name, Neme and others.
First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Needs research. Another 228 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Needs History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Needs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Needss to arrive on North American shores:
Needs Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Needs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Needs 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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