Neads History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Neads family

The surname Neads was 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.

Early History of the Neads family

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Neads Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Neads has been spelled many different ways, including Neame, Neame, Neem, Neeme, Name, Neme and others.

Early Notables of the Neads family (pre 1700)

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United States Neads migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Neadss to arrive in North America:

Neads Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maud Neads, aged 17, who landed in America from Newport, England, in 1913
  • William Neads, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Arthur Neads, aged 25, who immigrated to America, in 1920

Australia Neads migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Neads Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Neads, English convict who was convicted in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England for life, transported aboard the "Chapman" on 12th April 1826, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 28th January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/chapman)


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