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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. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    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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