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Mead Early Origins



The surname Mead was 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.

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Mead Spelling Variations


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Mead Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mead, Meade, Meades and others.

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Mead Early History


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Mead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mead research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1630, 1699, 1673, 1754 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Mead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mead Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Matthew Mead or Meade (1630?-1699), an English Independent minister; and his son Richard Mead (1673-1754), an English physician whose...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mead In Ireland


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Mead In Ireland



Some of the Mead 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Mead, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Mead settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Gabriel Mead, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Jon Mead, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Robert Mead, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Mead, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Casper Mead, aged 48, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Johanes Mead, aged 16, landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Daniel Mead, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • Jane Mead, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Mead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Mead, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1801
  • Owen Mead, aged 34, arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • John Mead, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John S Mead, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • G W Mead, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Mead, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906

Mead Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Garret Mead, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Mead, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Joseph Mead, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mary Mead, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Mead, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mead Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Mead, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • William Mead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  • B. Mead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • G. Mead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849
  • Jane Mead arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline Agnes" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Mead arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Mary Jane Mead arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • William A. Mead, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mead (post 1700)



  • Ernest Campbell Mead Jr. (1918-2014), American academic and professor of music in the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia
  • Major-General Armistead Davis Mead (1901-1980), American Chief of Staff 3rd Army (1952-1953)
  • Taylor Mead (1924-2013), American writer, actor, and performer
  • Matthew Hansen "Matt" Mead (b. 1962), American politician, 32nd Governor of Wyoming
  • Sydney Jay "Syd" Mead (b. 1933), American Saturn Award nominated visual futurist and concept artist, best known for his designs for science-fiction films Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron
  • William Rutherford Mead (1846-1928), American architect, co-founder of the firm McKim, Mead, and White
  • Harry Talbott "Chip" Mead Jr. (1950-1993), American racing driver from Dayton, Ohio
  • Margaret Mead (1901-1978), American Cultural Anthropologist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, eponym of the Mead crater on Venus
  • George Herbert Mead (1863-1931), American social psychologist
  • Carver Andress Mead (b. 1934), prominent U.S. computer scientist and professor emeritus at the California Institute of Technology
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Mead Historic Events


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Mead Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Stanley Frederick Mead (b. 1906), British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Mead


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Suggested Readings for the name Mead



  • Descendants of John Page (1614-1687 of Hingham and Haverhill, Massachusetts, Together with Genealogical Records of Certain Branches of the Mead, Jeffers and Hunkins Families by Theda Page Brigham.
  • Jonathan Mead of Rensselaewyck and Some of his Descendants by Cecil Mead Draper.

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Mead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mead 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.

This page was last modified on 18 November 2016 at 19:30.

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