Meigs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meigs family

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.

Important Dates for the Meigs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meigs research. Another 92 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Meigs family (pre 1700)

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Meigs migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • John Meigs, who landed in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1641 [1]
Meigs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George A Meigs, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Madam Meigs, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Meigs (post 1700)

  • Sandra Meigs (b. 1953), American-born, Canadian Governor-General’s 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 [2]
  • Return J. Meigs, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1841-42 [2]
  • Phineas Meigs, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Madison, 1831-32, 1835 [2]
  • John H. Meigs, American politician, First Selectman of Madison, Connecticut, 1888 [2]
  • Henry Meigs, American politician, Mayor of Bayonne, New Jersey, 1869-79 [2]
  • 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 [2]
  • Ferris J. Meigs, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 34th District, 1915 [2]
  • Clarkson H. Meigs, American politician, First Selectman of Madison, Connecticut, 1915-26 [2]
  • Charles R. Meigs (b. 1830), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Oregon State Constitutional Convention from Wasco County, 1857 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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