The name Meddlemess has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from Michaelmas
, derived from the season or day that the child was born.
Early Origins of the Meddlemess family
The surname Meddlemess 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 Meddlemess family
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Meddlemess Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Meddlemess include Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Meddlemess family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meddlemess family to Ireland
Some of the Meddlemess family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Meddlemess family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Middlemane (Middlemast) settled in Virginia in 1679; William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723; James Middlemiss, who came to America in 1726.