The Meddlemiss name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Meddlemiss is derived from Michaelmas
, derived from the season or day that the child was born.
Early Origins of the Meddlemiss family
The surname Meddlemiss 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 Meddlemiss family
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Meddlemiss Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Meddlemiss were recorded, including Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Meddlemiss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meddlemiss family to Ireland
Some of the Meddlemiss family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Meddlemiss family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Meddlemiss family emigrate to North America: George Middlemane (Middlemast) settled in Virginia in 1679; William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723; James Middlemiss, who came to America in 1726.