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Where did the English Mede family come from? What is the English Mede family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mede family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mede family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mead, Meade, Meades and others.
First found in Somerset where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mede research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1630, 1699, 1673, 1754 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Mede History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 89 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mede Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mede family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mede Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Toujours pret
Motto Translation: Always ready.
The Mede Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mede Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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