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Origins Available: German, Scottish


The surname Meikle comes from the Middle Scottish word "meikle," "meikle" and "mekill" which meant "great," or "large." Contrary to what one may think, It is generally believed that the name was not a patronymic variant of the personal name Michael. Today, Meikle Loch is an inland loch in Aberdeenshire; Meikle Millyea, a mountain in South West Scotland; and Meikle Pap, a mountain in North East Scotland. Meikle Earnock is a suburb in the south of Hamilton, Scotland,

Meikle Early Origins



The surname Meikle was first found in Liddesdale, where one of the first records of the name was Willelmus Mykl from the parish of Fyvy who was excommunicated in 1382. A few years later, Robertus Mykyl was a juror on assize in 1389. William Mikil (Mukill) was a juror on an inquest at Narn in 1431.

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Meikle Spelling Variations


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Meikle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meikle, Mickel, Mickle and others.

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Meikle Early History


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Meikle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meikle research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1495, 1501, 1609, 1616, and 1638 are included under the topic Early Meikle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meikle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meikle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meikle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meikle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Meikle, who landed in Ohio in 1833
  • William Meikle, aged 33, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1855
  • John Meikle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • James Meikle, who landed in America in 1880

Meikle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander M. Meikle, aged 22, arrived in Michigan in 1904

Meikle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Meikle, a weaver, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
  • Janet Meikle, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Meikle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Meikle arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • James Meikle, aged 53, a farmer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Margaret Meikle, aged 42, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • John Meikle, aged 23, a teacher, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • James Meikle, aged 14, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meikle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meikle (post 1700)



  • William T. Meikle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944
  • John Meikle VC, MM (1898-1918), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Andrew Meikle (1719-1811), Scottish engineer, inventor of the Threshing machine
  • John James Meikle (1845-1937), Scottish-born, New Zealand farmer and litigant
  • John Meikle (1870-1964), Scottish-born, Canadian farmer and politician in Saskatchewan
  • Robert Greenshields Meikle (1830-1887), Canadian merchant and politician in Quebec
  • Andrea Meikle (b. 1963), former New Zealand association football player
  • Sam Meikle (b. 1971), Australian two-time Australian Writer's Guild Award winning writer and director
  • Richard Meikle (1929-1991), Australian actor, father of writer Sam Meikle
  • Robert Desmond Meikle (b. 1923), Northern Irish botanist from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Meikle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meikle 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.

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