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Meeds Early Origins



The surname Meeds 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.

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Meeds Spelling Variations


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Meeds Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mead, Meade, Meades and others.

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Meeds Early History


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Meeds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meeds research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1630, 1699, 1673, 1754 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Meeds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meeds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meeds Early Notables (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...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meeds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meeds In Ireland


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Meeds In Ireland



Some of the Meeds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Meeds Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Meeds, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meeds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meeds (post 1700)



  • Edwin Lloyd Meeds (1927-2005), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives for Washington from 1965 to 1979
  • Lloyd Meeds (1927-2005), American Democrat politician, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, 1962-64; U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1965-79
  • Benjamin N. Meeds, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1868

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Meeds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meeds 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 8 November 2016 at 07:22.

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