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Needs Early Origins



The surname Needs 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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Needs Spelling Variations


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Needs Spelling Variations



Needs has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Neame, Neame, Neem, Neeme, Name, Neme and others.

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Needs Early History


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Needs Early History



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

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Needs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Needs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Needs 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Needss to arrive on North American shores:

Needs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Needs, who landed in Maryland in 1672

Needs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Needs, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Sarah Needs, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • John Needs (aged 12) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • William Needs, aged 29, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Needs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Needs (post 1700)



  • Christopher Needs MBE (b. 1954), British radio broadcaster for BBC Radio Wales
  • James Needs (1919-2003), British film editor, best known for his work on Dracula (1958) and The Witches (1966)
  • Kris Needs (b. 1954), British journalist and author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. 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).
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    The Needs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Needs 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 22 May 2016 at 02:48.

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