The origins of the Nedghan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in one of the places called Needham in the counties of Derbyshire
. The surname Nedghan belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Nedghan family
The surname Nedghan was first found in Derbyshire
at Alvaston, a chapelry, in the parish of St. Michael, Derby, union of Shardlow, hundred
of Morleston and Litchurch. " In 1547 [the manor of Alvaston] was granted to the Needham family, from whom it passed to various hands." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Nedghan family
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Nedghan Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Nedghan were recorded, including Needham, Nedham and others.
Early Notables of the Nedghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nedghan family to Ireland
Some of the Nedghan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nedghan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Nedghan family emigrate to North America: Anne Needham and her husband Edmund, who came to Salem in 1630; Thomas Needham, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Elizabeth Needum and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1653.
The Nedghan Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nunc aut nunquam
Motto Translation: Now or never.