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The founding heritage of the Nelder family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Nelder comes from when one of the family worked as a maker of needles. The surname Nelder 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.

Nelder Early Origins



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

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Nelder Spelling Variations


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Nelder Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Nelder has been spelled many different ways, including Needle, Needles, Needell, Needdele, Nadal, Nadle, Needler, Nedler, Nedlere, Neelder, Nelder, Neldere, Nadler, Nadlere, Nayldor, Neilder, Needlemaker and many more.

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Nelder Early History


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Nelder Early History



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

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Nelder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nelder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nelder 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Nelders to arrive in North America: 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 Nelder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nelder (post 1700)



  • Geoff Nelder, British freelance editor and author
  • John Ashworth Nelder FRS (1924-2010), British statistician who co-developed the Nelder-Mead algorithm, Fellow of the Royal Society (1976), awarded the Guy Medal (Silver, 1977) (Gold, 2005)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Nelder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nelder 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 November 2014 at 08:27.

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