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The ancient name of Needleman finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a maker of needles. The surname Needleman 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.

Needleman Early Origins



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

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Needleman Spelling Variations


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Needleman Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Needleman family name 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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Needleman Early History


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Needleman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Needleman 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 Needleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Needleman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Needleman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Needleman surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Needler, who settled in Virginia in 1679; Benjamin Needler, who arrived in Virginia in 1741; Joseph Needle, age 40; who settled in Philadelphia in 1753.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Needleman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Needleman (post 1700)



  • Michael David Needleman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1998 (5th District), 2004 (32nd District)
  • Mrs. Louis Needleman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1956

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    Other References

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    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Needleman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Needleman 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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