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Needle Family History

Needle Surname Meaning

English: from Middle English nedle nadle ‘needle’ (Old English nǣdle) hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of needles or in some cases perhaps for a tailor. See also Nadler . Jewish (American): translation of Nadel .

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


Similar surnames: Needler, Beadle, Seele, Keeble, Weddle, Nettle, Tweedle, Kneedler

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Where is the Needle family from?

You can see how Needle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Needle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Needle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 77 Needle families living in Warwickshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Needle's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Needle families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Needle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Needle 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 Needle. 31% of Needle men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Needle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Needle were Farm Labourer and Retired. .

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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
    31%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    24%
  • Invalid
    16%
  • Farm Labourer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
  • Retired
    2%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Needle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Needle 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 971 immigration records available for the last name Needle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Needle. For the veterans among your Needle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Needle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Needle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Needle in 1942 was 57, and 92 in 2004.

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