The Meddlemaist family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from Michaelmas
, derived from the season or day that the child was born.
Early Origins of the Meddlemaist family
The surname Meddlemaist was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
at Middlemarsh, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066, but like most Anglo Saxon families they soon found the oppression of the Norman intolerable, and moved north to Scotland
where they obtained lands from a grant from the King of Scotland
and became tenants of the Abbey of Kelso.
Early History of the Meddlemaist family
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Meddlemaist Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Meddlemaist include Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Meddlemaist family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meddlemaist family to Ireland
Some of the Meddlemaist family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Meddlemaist family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Meddlemaist were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Middlemane (Middlemast) settled in Virginia in 1679; William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723; James Middlemiss, who came to America in 1726.