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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.

Meiklejohn Early Origins



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.

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Meiklejohn Spelling Variations


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Meiklejohn Spelling Variations



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

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Meiklejohn Early History


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Meiklejohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meiklejohn research. 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.

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Meiklejohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meiklejohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Meiklejohn 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:

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meiklejohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meiklejohn (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Andrew G. Meiklejohn, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County 2nd District, 1864
  • 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
  • Brigadier-General William Hope Meiklejohn CB, CMG, British military commander
  • Major Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn VC (1870-1913), British recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Meiklejohn Historic Events


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Meiklejohn Historic Events




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 on June 19 1914

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Meiklejohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meiklejohn 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 15:06.

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