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Needs Surname Meaning

English (southwestern): variant of Need with post-medieval excrescent -s. See Nead .

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


Similar surnames: Need, Seeds, Reeds, Leeks, Meeds, Needy, Leeds, Dees, Neals, Neils

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Where is the Needs family from?

You can see how Needs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Needs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Needs families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 99 Needs families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Needs's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Needs families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Needs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Needs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Needs. 12% of Needs men worked as a Bricklayer and 74% of Needs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Needs were Carpenter and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • Bricklayer
    12%
  • Plasterer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Household Duties
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Needs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Needs 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Needs. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Needs. For the veterans among your Needs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Needs lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Needs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Needs in 1962 was 80, and 73 in 2004.

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