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Need Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Nead.

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


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

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Need Family Origin

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Need Family Occupations

What did your Need ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Need occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Need's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Brick Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Need. A less common occupation for the Need family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Brick Layer

    3%
  • Butcher

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Need ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Need Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Need. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Need Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Need

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Need ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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