The origin of the name is the southern German form "Meinhardt," which is a compound of "strength" (Mein) and "bravery" (Hardt).
Early Origins of the Meinhold family
The surname Meinhold 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.
Early History of the Meinhold family
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Meinhold 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.
Early Notables of the Meinhold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meinhold family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Meinhold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christian, Joseph, and Johann Meinhold, who settled in Texas in 1849
Contemporary Notables of the name Meinhold (post 1700)
- Johann Wilhelm Meinhold (1797-1851), German pastor