Meane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meane family

The surname Meane was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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 1202 when Minna held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Meane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meane research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1492, 1st , 1609, 1642, 1665, 1455, 1487, 1094, 1184, 1558, 15b), 1625, 1666, 1599 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Meane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meane Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minn, Minns, Mynn, Mynns, Myn, Min, Mynne, Menne, Minnes, Ming, Ming, Mink, Menn, Mence, Minne, Meny, Mynne, Meene, Mean and many more.

Early Notables of the Meane family (pre 1700)

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Meane migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Meane, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1646 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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