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Meigs Early Origins



The surname Meigs was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Meigs Spelling Variations


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Meigs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meager, Megre, Meagre, Meagerman, Meagreman, Meeger, Meegre, Meigre, Maygre, Magre, Maygray, Magray and many more.

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Meigs Early History


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Meigs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meigs research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1273, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Meigs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meigs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meigs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meigs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Vincent Meigs, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1639
  • John Meigs, who landed in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1641

Meigs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George A Meigs, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Madam Meigs, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meigs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meigs (post 1700)



  • Sandra Meigs (b. 1953), American-born, Canadian Governor-Generalís Award recipient for for career excellence in the visual and media arts in 2015
  • Return Jonathan Meigs Jr. (1764-1825), American Democrat politician, Federal Judge, 1807-08; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1808-10; Governor of Ohio, 1810-14; U.S. Postmaster General, 1814-23
  • Return J. Meigs, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1841-42
  • Phineas Meigs, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Madison, 1831-32, 1835
  • John H. Meigs, American politician, First Selectman of Madison, Connecticut, 1888
  • Henry Meigs, American politician, Mayor of Bayonne, New Jersey, 1869-79
  • Henry Meigs (1782-1861), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1817-18; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1819-21
  • Ferris J. Meigs, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 34th District, 1915
  • Clarkson H. Meigs, American politician, First Selectman of Madison, Connecticut, 1915-26
  • Charles R. Meigs (b. 1830), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Oregon State Constitutional Convention from Wasco County, 1857
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Meigs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meigs 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 14 January 2016 at 09:42.

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