Mede History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Mede family
The surname Mede 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 Mede family
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Mede Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mead, Meade, Meades and others.
Early Notables of the Mede 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 Mede family to Ireland
Some of the Mede 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.
Mede migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mede Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Mede, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635 
- Marjory Mede, who arrived in Maryland in 1682 
- Jane Mede, who arrived in Maryland in 1683 
Contemporary Notables of the name Mede (post 1700) +
- Petra Maria Mede (b. 1970), Swedish comedian, dancer, actress and television presenter
- Mede W. Shields, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864 
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The Mede 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.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html