Origins Available: Scottish-Alt
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.
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.
Meik Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Meek, Meeke, Meeks, Meik, Meech, Meach, Mekie and others.
Early Notables of the Meik family (pre 1700)
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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.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.