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The Needle name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Needle was originally a name given to someone who worked as a maker of needles. The surname Needle is derived from the Old English word nędlere, which means needler. This is in turn derived from the Old English word nędl, which means needle.

Needle Early Origins



The surname Needle was first found in county Shropshire, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Needle Spelling Variations


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Needle Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Needle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Needle include: Needle, Needles, Needell, Needdele, Nadal, Nadle, Needler, Nedler, Nedlere, Neelder, Nelder, Neldere, Nadler, Nadlere, Nayldor, Neilder, Needlemaker and many more.

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Needle Early History


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Needle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Needle research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1235, 1273, 1309, 1313, 1320, 1327, 1362, 1420, 1563, 1616, 1620, 1667, 1685, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Needle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Needle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Needle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Needle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Needle or a variant listed above:

Needle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Needle, age 40, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Needle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Needle (post 1700)



  • Dave Needle (d. 2016), American key engineer and co-chief architect in the creation of the Amiga 1000 computer
  • Howard J. Needle, American politician, Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1967; Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1971-78

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Needle Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Needle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Needle 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 23 February 2016 at 08:50.

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