When Margaret Needham was christened on 11 May 1712, in Castleton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Ricardi Needham, was 46 and her mother, Ellenae, was 47. She married Joseph Eyre in 1734, in Castleton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died in Hope, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.
English: habitational name from any of various places so named, such as High Needham in Hartington (Derbyshire), Needham in Elm (Cambridgeshire), Needham (Norfolk), Needham in Yaxley, Needham Street in Gazeley or Needham Market (all in Suffolk). These places are named with Old English nēd ‘need, hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, denoting a place that provided a poor living.
Irish (County Mayo): Anglicized form of Ó Niadh, see Nee .
History: English explorer James Needham carried the name to the southern Carolina settlement, arriving from Barbados in 1670 as a young man.
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