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Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish


The surname Mekie comes from the Old English word "meek," which means "humble" or "merciful." It is thought to derive from a nickname for a timid person. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress.

Mekie Early Origins



The surname Mekie was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

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Mekie Spelling Variations


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Mekie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meek, Meeke, Meeks, Meik, Meech, Meach, Mekie and others.

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Mekie Early History


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Mekie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mekie research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1680, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Mekie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mekie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mekie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mekie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mekie In Ireland


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Mekie In Ireland



Some of the Mekie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 or some of its variants were: Francis Meeke settled in Virginia in 1663; along with John and William; Thomas Meeke settled in Virginia in 1741; John Meech settled in Salem in 1629.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mekie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mekie (post 1700)



  • David Mekie, Surgeon
  • Eoin Mekie, Company Director

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Mekie Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Mekie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mekie 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 3 April 2014 at 11:05.

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