Meinhold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Meinhold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meinhold research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1350, 1704, 1727, 1775, 1797, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Meinhold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meinhold 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.

Early Notables of the Meinhold family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meinhold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meinhold migration to the United States

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)

  • Carl Marvin Meinhold (1926-2019), American professional basketball player who played from 1947 to 1952
  • Johann Wilhelm Meinhold (1797-1851), German pastor

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