Meggett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meggett family

The surname Meggett was first found in Selkirkshire where they held a family seat in the parish of Yarrow. Randulf Meggat was the Chief of his Clan, known as the Megget of Megget in the year 1190. He was a witness to the marching of the boundaries of the abbey and lands of Stobo in that year. The Clan later became tenants of Newbattle Abbey, At Cramalt the clan erected a tower, which became their seat.

Important Dates for the Meggett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meggett research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1528 and 1563 are included under the topic Early Meggett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meggett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meggat, Megat, Meggot, Meggott, Megatt, Meggatt, Megit, Meggit, Meggitt, Megitt, Megget, Meggett, Meget, Miggot, Miggat, Miggott, Migott, Meggatson, Magetson, Maggetson, Megatson, Megetson, Meggetson, Maggot and many more.

Early Notables of the Meggett family (pre 1700)

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Meggett migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Meggett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Peter Meggett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolivar" in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Meggett (post 1700)

  • Davin Meggett (b. 1990), American football running back
  • David Lee Meggett (b. 1966), former professional American NFL football running back who played from 1989 to 1998, awarded the 1988 Walter Payton Award

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLIVAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Bolivar.gif
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