× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

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.

Close

Mekie Spelling Variations


Expand

Mekie Spelling Variations



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

Close

Mekie Early History


Expand

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.

Close

Mekie Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

Mekie In Ireland


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Mekie (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Mekie (post 1700)



  • David Mekie, Surgeon
  • Eoin Mekie, Company Director

Close

Mekie Family Crest Products


Expand

Mekie Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest