Meale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meale family

The surname Meale was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat.This surname is associated with the village of Meolse, which was recorded in the Domesday Book in the year 1086. The lands were described as a coastal village on the southern shore of the Wirral peninsular on the River Dee where Roman and Saxon coins and jewelry were found at Dove Point. Geoffry and Simon de Mele were registered in Cambridgeshire in 1279. North Meols in Lancashire was of great significance to the family in early times.

"At the time of the Domesday Survey, three thanes held this place in three manors. The district now called North Meols afterwards fell to the barons of Penwortham; and in the reign of Richard I., Hugh Bussell assigned to Richard Fitz-Hutred the whole of "Normoles" with its appurtenances, which grant was confirmed by John, Earl of Morton, afterwards king, in whose reign the place gave name to the proprietor, Robert de Meolis." [1]

Early History of the Meale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meale research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Meale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meale Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meols, Meals, Mele, Meal, Meale, Meolls, Meoles, Meels, Meeles, Meill, Meills, Meall and many more.

Early Notables of the Meale family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Meale family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Meal, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Charles Meoll, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856; and T. Meal, who came to San Francisco in 1850.


Contemporary Notables of the name Meale (post 1700) +

  • Richard Graham Meale (b. 1932), Australian composer and conductor
  • Trevor Meale (b. 1928), former New Zealand cricketer
  • Joseph Alan Meale (b. 1949), British politician


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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