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The Meere surname is thought to derive from either the Old English word "mere," meaning "pond," or from "maere," which meant "boundary." In either case, the name was probably topographic, taken on by someone who lived near one these features.

Meere Early Origins



The surname Meere was first found in Somerset at Meare, a village and civil parish in the union of Wells, hundred of Glaston-Twelve-Hides, north west of Glastonbury. Nearby is Meare Lake Village, the site of an Iron Age settlement. The Abbot's Fish House was built in the 14th century when Adam of Sodbury was the abbot of Glastonbury Abbey. One of the first records of the place name was as Mere, which was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "place at the pool or lake." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Meere Spelling Variations


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Meere Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meares, Mear, Mears, Meer, Meere and others.

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Meere Early History


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Meere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meere research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1715 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Meere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meere In Ireland


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Meere In Ireland



Some of the Meere family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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:

Meere Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Meere, who landed in Virginia in 1649

Meere Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henrietta J. Meere, who immigrated to America in 1852
  • B. I. W. Vanselm Meere and his family, who sailed for America in 1855

Meere Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Meere, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • Bridget Meere, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • Mary Meere, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Mary Meere, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. 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).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. 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.
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The Meere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meere 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.

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