In the origins page we focused on the derivation of the name and examined the two main places the Needham's are most likely to have come from; namely Needham in Norfolk and High Needham in Derbyshire. It is clear that like those in the 21st century, children leave home. Thus over time the Needham's have spread their wings and left the place they originated and moved around the country; see the distribution page.
In particular, we examine how the Needham's arrived in the Derbyshire villages of Bonsall, Duffield, Wormhill and Castleton and why they migrated to Hertfordshire and Nottinghamshire and more importantly to my home city of Sheffield. These pages must be looked at as work in progress and as more information becomes available the pages will be updated. Further information shows how the Needham's moved into Cheshire and on to become the Earl's of Kilmorey, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, into the authors home county Yorkshire and of all places Jamaica. Watch this space!
These pages must be looked at as work in progress and as more information becomes available the pages will be updated.
From this page you are able to access the family trees for the following place
Derbyshire; Ashover, Bakewell, Barlow, Bonsall, Brampton, Castleton, Chelmorton, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Duffield, Eckington, Elton, Great Longstone, Greenhill, Hartington, Hope and Tideswell, Norton, Peak Forest, and Wormhill
Needham Derbyshire Base: this details the Needham's from High Needham in Derbyshire who are pedigreed back to the 12th century and are the ancestors of the Earls of Kilmorey. The origins of the Earls of Kilmorey are covered in more detail.