Early Origins of the Nead family
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.
Early History of the Nead family
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Nead Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Nead family name include Neame, Neame, Neem, Neeme, Name, Neme and others.
Early Notables of the Nead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nead family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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. Early immigrants bearing the Nead surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Nead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Nead (post 1700)
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