Meath History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Meath family
The surname Meath was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Metham, a township, in the parish and union of Howden, wapentake of Howdenshire. "The township comprises 920 acres, of which two-thirds are arable. Metham Hall was built by Sir George Metham, whose family were long seated here."  At the time of the Domesday census, in 1086, Metham was occupied by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman noble.
Some of the family were later found at Marr in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "It was once the residence of the family of Metham, of whose spacious and handsome mansion considerable remains existed some years since." 
Early History of the Meath family
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Meath Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Metham, Methem, Mettam, Mettham, Meetham, Meatham, Meethem, Methan and many more.
Early Notables of the Meath family (pre 1700)
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Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Meath Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century