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Mearns Early Origins



The surname Mearns was first found in Kincardine, where The Mearns was a traditional alternate name for the county on the east coats of northeast Scotland. Alternatively the name could have been derived from Renfrewshire where Mearns Castle has stood since the fifteenth century when Herbert, Lord Maxwell under a royal warrant issued in 1449 had the castle built. The castle was restored and is now part of the Maxwell Mearns Castle Church in Newton Mearns, today, the largest settlement in East Renfrewshire. The name Mearns was derived from Scottish Gaelic "a' Mhaoirne" meaning a stewartry. Mel Petair of Mearns ( fl. 1094) is the only known Mormaer (Scottish: regional or provincial ruler) of the Mearns and once source claims he killed King Duncan II of Scotland in 1094.

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Mearns Spelling Variations


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Mearns Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mearn, Mearns, Merns, Mairns, Mernes and others.

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Mearns Early History


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Mearns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mearns research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1401, 1466, 1597, 1745, 1624 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Mearns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mearns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mearns Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mearns 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:

Mearns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Mearns, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [1]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)
  • James Mearns, aged 28, who arrived in Virginia in 1812 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mearns (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mearns (post 1700)



  • Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet principal dancer
  • William Hughes Mearns (1875-1965), American educator and poet
  • David Louis Mearns (b. 1958), American-born marine scientist and deep water search and recovery expert, responsible for discovering 21 major shipwrecks including the battlecruiser HMS Hood, awarded an honorary Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916), American ornithologist and field naturalist, co-founder of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1883
  • William Mearns, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Buckhannon, West Virginia, 1894-98 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Martha Mearns, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Upshur County, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hugh Mearns, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 1st District, 1879-80 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Randy Mearns (b. 1969), Canadian former lacrosse player from St. Catharines, Ontario, inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2006
  • Frederick Mearns (1879-1931), English football goalkeeper
  • Ian Mearns (b. 1957), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Gateshead (2010-)

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Citations


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  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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The Mearns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mearns 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.

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