The ancestors of the Nedman surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in one of the places called Needham in the counties of Derbyshire
. The surname Nedman 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 Nedman family
The surname Nedman 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 Nedman family
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Nedman Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Nedman include Needham, Nedham and others.
Early Notables of the Nedman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nedman family to Ireland
Some of the Nedman family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Nedman family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 Nedman 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.