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Meiklejohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Meiklejohn comes from the Middle English word "meikle," meaning "great," or "large," combined with the personal name John. As such it was probably originally a nickname for the bigger of two men named John.

Early Origins of the Meiklejohn family


The surname Meiklejohn was first found in Liddesdale, but in later centuries the name was fairly numerous on the northern side of Firth of Forth from Stirling to Dunfermline.

Early History of the Meiklejohn family


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Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1625, 1630, 1638, 1643, and 1644 are included under the topic Early Meiklejohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meiklejohn Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Meiklejohn, Mieklejohn, Miclejohn, Miclejones, Mikiljone, Meiclejones and many more.

Early Notables of the Meiklejohn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Meiklejohn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meiklejohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Meiklejohn, aged 32, who settled in Barbados in 1745

Meiklejohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Meiklejohn, who arrived in North Carolina in 1800 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Meiklejohn (post 1700)


  • Alexander Meiklejohn (1872-1964), English-born, American philosopher, university administrator, and free-speech advocate, Dean of Brown University and President of Amherst College, featured on the 1928 Time Magazine, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Ben Meiklejohn (b. 1971), American politician from Maine
  • William Meiklejohn, eponym of Meiklejohn Stadium, University of Pennsylvania
  • George de Rue Meiklejohn (1857-1929), Nebraska Republican politician, fifth Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
  • George de Rue Meiklejohn (1857-1929), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1885-88; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1889-91; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1893-97 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Andrew G. Meiklejohn, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County 2nd District, 1864 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Brigadier-General William Hope Meiklejohn CB, CMG, British military commander
  • Major Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn VC (1870-1913), British recipient of the Victoria Cross

Historic Events for the Meiklejohn family



Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Adam Meiklejohn (1875-1914), Scottish Miner from Oakley, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

The Meiklejohn 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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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
  3. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

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