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The surname Meik comes from the Old English word "meek," which means "humble" or "merciful." It is thought to derive from a nickname for a timid person. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress.

Early Origins of the Meik family


The surname Meik was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

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Early History of the Meik family

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Early History of the Meik family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meik research.
Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1680, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Meik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meik Spelling Variations

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Meik Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Meek, Meeke, Meeks, Meik, Meech, Meach, Mekie and others.

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Early Notables of the Meik family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Meik family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Meik family to Ireland

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Migration of the Meik family to Ireland


Some of the Meik family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Meik family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Meik family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Meeke settled in Virginia in 1663; along with John and William; Thomas Meeke settled in Virginia in 1741; John Meech settled in Salem in 1629.

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