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 nædlere, which means needler. This is in turn derived from the Old English word nædl, which means needle.
Early Origins of the Needle family
Shropshire, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Needle family
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Needle Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Needle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Needle family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Needle (post 1700)
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