Meffam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meffam family

The surname Meffam was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Metham, a township, in the parish and union of Howden, wapentake of Howdenshire. "The township comprises 920 acres, of which two-thirds are arable. Metham Hall was built by Sir George Metham, whose family were long seated here." [1] At the time of the Domesday census, in 1086, Metham was occupied by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman noble.

Some of the family were later found at Marr in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "It was once the residence of the family of Metham, of whose spacious and handsome mansion considerable remains existed some years since." [1]

Early History of the Meffam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meffam research. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1276 and 1573 are included under the topic Early Meffam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meffam Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Metham, Methem, Mettam, Mettham, Meetham, Meatham, Meethem, Methan and many more.

Early Notables of the Meffam family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Meffam family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samual Mettam (alternatively Methen) arrived in Virgina in 1713; and another Samual Mettam arrived in New York in 1854. S.Methan arrived in San Francisco in 1851..

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