Early Origins of the Meggitt family
The surname Meggitt 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.
Early History of the Meggitt family
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Meggitt 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 Meggitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meggitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Meggitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H. A. Meggitt, aged 44, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897
- Mrs. H. A. Meggitt, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1897
- Frederick Salt Meggitt, aged 24, who landed in America from Sheffield, in 1898
Meggitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George W Meggitt, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Gainsborough, England, in 1912
- Joseph Meggitt, aged 69, who settled in America from Mansfield, England, in 1918
- Loxley Meggitt, aged 45, who landed in America from Sydney, Australia, in 1918
- Violet Meggitt, aged 31, who settled in America from Hull, England, in 1921
- Barbara Meggitt, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Scinthorpe, England, in 1921
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Contemporary Notables of the name Meggitt (post 1700)
- Frank Meggitt (1901-1945), Welsh cricketer
- Lieutenant William Geoffrey Meggitt (1894-1927), Welsh World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories
- Mervyn Meggitt (1924-2003), Australian anthropologist, pioneer researcher in Papua New Guinea and Aboriginal Australia