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Multiple Origins for the Surname Medill


English


Medill Early Origins



The surname Medill was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Medill Spelling Variations


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Medill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Maydwell, Maidwell, Maidell, Maydell, Maidenwell, Maydenwell, Maidenwall, Maydwall, Maydall, Maidall, Medwell, Madell, Medell, Meadwell and many more.

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Medill Early History


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Medill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medill research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Medill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Medill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Medill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Medill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Medill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Medill (post 1700)



  • William Medill (1802-1865), American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1839-43; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1852-53; Governor of Ohio, 1853-56; Defeated, 1855
  • Thomas J. Medill Jr., American politician, Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois, 1893-95, 1897-99
  • Lillian Medill, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960
  • Joseph Medill (1823-1899), American politician, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1871-73

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Medill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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