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The origin of the name is the southern German form "Meinhardt," which is a compound of "strength" (Mein) and "bravery" (Hardt).

Meinhardt Early Origins



The surname Meinhardt was first found in Pomerania, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Chronicles first mention Meyne Meynen of Barth in Pomerania in 1415, and Heinrich Meyneking of Hanover in 1311. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Meinhardt Spelling Variations


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Meinhardt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meinecke, Meincke, Meinke, Meineken, Meineking, Meinhard, Meinhold, Meininger, Meinart, Meinert, Meinhardt, Mein, Meine, Meinen, Meins, Meiner, Main, Mains, Mainer and many more.

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Meinhardt Early History


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Meinhardt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meinhardt research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1350, 1704, 1727, 1775, 1797, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Meinhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meinhardt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meinhardt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meinhardt 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:

Meinhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Henrich Meinhardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Meinhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jakob Meinhardt, who landed in America in 1844
  • Philip Meinhardt, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Edw A Meinhardt, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Julies Meinhardt, who arrived in Mississippi in 1848
  • John G Meinhardt, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meinhardt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meinhardt (post 1700)



  • Gerek Lin Meinhardt (b. 1990), American foil fencer
  • Phil Meinhardt, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1988
  • Fred C. Meinhardt (1890-1965), American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1921, 1933
  • Carl D. Meinhardt, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Chefoo, 1916-17; Canton, 1917-19; Changsha, 1921-24; U.S. Consul in Changsha, 1926; Shanghai, 1927-29; Tsinan, 1932
  • Sven Meinhardt (b. 1971), former field hockey forward from Germany

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Meinhardt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meinhardt 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 14 January 2016 at 09:46.

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