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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).

Early Origins of the Meins family


The surname Meins 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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Early History of the Meins family

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Early History of the Meins family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meins 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 Meins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meins Spelling Variations

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Meins 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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Early Notables of the Meins family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Meins family (pre 1700)


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

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Migration of the Meins family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Meins family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Meinecke, who came to Canada in 1783; and Christian Meinecke, who came to America in 1783. Ludwig Meinecke came to Texas with his wife and six children in 1846.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meins (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meins (post 1700)


  • Walter Robertson Meins (b. 1883), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1912; Massachusetts State Income Tax Assessor, 1922 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carroll L. Meins, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Sixteenth Suffolk District, 1923-24 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Historic Events for the Meins family

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Historic Events for the Meins family



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  • Fritz Meins (1915-1941), German Oberbootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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