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Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish


The surname Meeke comes from the Old English word "meek," which means "humble" or "merciful." It is thought to derive from a nickname for a timid person. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress.

Meeke Early Origins



The surname Meeke was first found in Fife, 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 Scotland.

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Meeke Spelling Variations


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Meeke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meek, Meeke, Meeks, Meik, Meech, Meach, Mekie and others.

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Meeke Early History


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Meeke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meeke research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1680, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Meeke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meeke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meeke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Meeke In Ireland


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Meeke In Ireland



Some of the Meeke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 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:

Meeke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Meeke settled in Virginia in 1663 along with John and William
  • Guy Meeke, who arrived in Maryland in 1666
  • John Meeke, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Sarah Meeke, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Walter Meeke, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1674
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Meeke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Meeke settled in Virginia in 1741
  • Rudolph Meeke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meeke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meeke (post 1700)



  • William Meeke (1758-1830), Member of Parliament for Callan in the Irish Parliament (1790 to 1797) and Member of Parliament for Penryn, Cornwall (1796-1900) (1801-1802)
  • Brent Alan Meeke (b. 1952), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey forward who played 75 games in the National Hockey League
  • Mary Meeke (d. 1816), prolific English author who sometimes used the pseudonym Gabrielli
  • Kris Meeke (b. 1979), British professional rally driver, Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion (2009)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    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. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Meeke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meeke 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 3 April 2014 at 11:05.

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