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The Welsh Meechum surname is thought to derived from name of the village of Machen, located near Caerphilly, in the county of Monmouthshire.

Early Origins of the Meechum family


The surname Meechum was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), at Machen, a parish, in the union of Newport, partly in the hundred of Wentlloog, South Wales. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the Meechum family

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Early History of the Meechum family


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Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1614, 1614, 1600 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Meechum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meechum Spelling Variations

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Meechum Spelling Variations


Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Meechum has seen various spelling variations: Machen, Machin, Machon, Mackon, Makin, Makins, MacMacken and many more.

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Early Notables of the Meechum family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Meechum family (pre 1700)


Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Thomas Machen (c. 1541-1614), an English mercer who was mayor of Gloucester three times, Member of Parliament for Gloucester in 1614; Bathsua Reginald Makin (c.1600-c.1675) English middle-class proto-feminist who...
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Migration of the Meechum family to Ireland

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Migration of the Meechum family to Ireland


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Migration of the Meechum family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Meechum family to the New World and Oceana


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Meechum: Bernard, Charles, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Steven and Thomas Mackin all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860; Hugh, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Macken also arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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