Origins Available: Scottish-Alt
The surname Meach comes from the Old English word "meek," which means "humble" or "merciful." It is thought to derive from a nickname
for a timid person. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress.
Early Origins of the Meach family
The surname Meach was first found in Fife
, 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 Scotland.
Early History of the Meach family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meach research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1680, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Meach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Meach Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Meek, Meeke, Meeks, Meik, Meech, Meach, Mekie and others.
Early Notables of the Meach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meach family to Ireland
Some of the Meach family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Meach family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Meach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Meach, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1776 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)