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Need Early Origins



The surname Need 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.

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Need Spelling Variations


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Need Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Need has been recorded under many different variations, including Neame, Neame, Neem, Neeme, Name, Neme and others.

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Need Early History


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Need Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Need research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Need History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Need Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Need Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Need Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Need or a variant listed above:

Need Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Need, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1686

Need Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Need, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Richard Need arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Need (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Need (post 1700)



  • John Need, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Frederick County, 1847

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Need Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Need 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 February 2016 at 14:05.

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