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Needham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, so named from Old English ned ‘need’, ‘hardship’ + ham ‘homestead’, i.e. a place that provided a poor living. Irish (County Mayo): English surname adopted as an equivalent of Irish Ó Niadh (see Nee).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Newham, Windham, Derham, Feltham, Gresham, Woodham, Beckham, Denham

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Needham Family Origin

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Needham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Needham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Needham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Needham family was Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Needham.

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Needham Historical Records

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Needham Life Expectancy

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