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 nædlere, which means needler. This is in turn derived from the Old English word nædl, which means needle.
Early Origins of the Needleman family
Shropshire, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Needleman family
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Needleman Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Needleman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Needleman family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Needleman (post 1700)
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