Medd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Medd family
The surname Medd was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Medd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medd research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1630, 1699, 1673, 1754, 1720, 1415, 1475, 1459, 1460, 1458, 1459, 1461, 1462, 1468, 1469, 1586, 1639, 1613 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Medd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Medd Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mead, Meade, Meades and others.
Early Notables of the Medd family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Matthew Mead or Meade (1630?-1699), an English Independent minister; and his son Richard Mead (1673-1754), an English physician whose work, "A Short Discourse concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Method to be used to prevent it" written in 1720 gave an important understanding of transmissible diseases.
Philip Mede or Meade, Meede, (c. 1415-1475) from Mede's Place in Somerset was a wealthy merchant in Bristol and was twice elected...
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Migration of the Medd family to Ireland
Some of the Medd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Medd migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Medd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Medd, aged 37, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
- Arthur Medd, aged 15, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
Contemporary Notables of the name Medd (post 1700) +
- Pete Medd, retired American soccer player, former President of Crystal Palace Baltimore
- Peter Goldsmith Medd (1829-1908), English Anglican priest and scholar
- William George Medd (1869-1951), Canadian businessman and politician who represented Huron South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1926 to 1934
- Henry Alexander Nesbitt Medd (1892-1977), British-born architect, who is best known for his work in India, Chief Architect to the Government of India (1939-1947)
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The Medd Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Toujours pret
Motto Translation: Always ready.