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Meecham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The Irish surname Meecham was originally O Miadhachain in Irish Gaelic, which is derived from the word "miadhach," meaning "honorable."


Early Origins of the Meecham family


The surname Meecham was first found in County Leitrim (Irish: Liatroim) anciently the western half of the kingdom of Breifne, located in Northeastern Ireland, in Leinster province, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Meecham family


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Meecham Spelling Variations


One must realize that attempting to record a Gaelic name in English was a daunting task. Even today the translation is a difficult one. Accordingly, spelling variations were the norm. Variations found include O'Meehan, Meighan, MacMeehan, MacMeekin, MacMeekan,MacMehan, MacMehon and many more.

Early Notables of the Meecham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Meecham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meecham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Meecham, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

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