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Need Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): variant of Nead .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Reed, Needs, Neeld, Neef, Neer, Neel, Teer, Niel, Teem, Freed

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Where is the Need family from?

You can see how Need families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Need family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Need families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 78 Need families living in Worcestershire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Need's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Need families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Need surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Need ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Need. 22% of Need men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Need women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Need were Potters Teapot Turner and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Potters Teapot Turner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Need. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Need census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 766 immigration records available for the last name Need. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Need. For the veterans among your Need ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Need lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Need life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Need in 1953 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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