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The ancestry of the name Nayldor can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a maker of needles. The surname Nayldor 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.
The surname Nayldor was first found in county Shropshire, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.
Nayldor 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. 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 Nayldor 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 Nayldor History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nayldor 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 Nayldors to arrive on North American shores: 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 Nayldor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nayldor 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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