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Meador Early Origins



The surname Meador was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1180 when Alexander Meader held estates in that shire.

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Meador Spelling Variations


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Meador Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meador, Meader, Meadur, Medur, Medor, Meder, Medder and many more.

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Meador Early History


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Meador Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meador research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Meador History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meador Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meador Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Meador Notables 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:

Meador Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Meador, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Jack Meador, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Bertha Meador, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meador (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meador (post 1700)



  • Billie Meador (b. 1963), American professional baseball player
  • Marynell Meador (b. 1943), women's basketball coach at the college and professional level
  • Joshua Meador (1911-1965), American animator, special effects artist, and animation director for the Disney studio
  • Eddie Doyle Meador (b. 1937), former professional American football defensive back
  • Richard L. Meador, American Democrat politician, Chair of Summers County Democratic Party, 1983
  • P. G. Meador, American Republican politician, Chair of Kanawha County Republican Party, 1945-46
  • J. M. Meador, American Democrat politician, Chair of Summers County Democratic Party, 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Meador


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Suggested Readings for the name Meador



  • The Meaders Family, North Georgia Potter by Ralph Rinzler.
  • Our Meador Families in Colonial America by Victor P.Meador.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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