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Meldrum Early Origins



The surname Meldrum was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, 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 to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Meldrum Spelling Variations


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Meldrum Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meldrum, Meldram and others.

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Meldrum Early History


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Meldrum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meldrum research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1272 and 1353 are included under the topic Early Meldrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meldrum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meldrum Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Meldrum Notables 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 were:

Meldrum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Meldrum, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • Michael Meldrum settled in Virginia in 1724
  • William Meldrum, who landed in Virginia in 1756

Meldrum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Meldrum, who arrived in New York in 1816
  • William Meldrum settled in Philadelphia in 1865
  • Charles Meldrum, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Meldrum Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Meldrum, aged 45, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Meldrum, aged 17, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Meldrum, aged 9, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • James Meldrum, aged 7, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland

Meldrum Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Meldrum, aged 24, a stone quarryman, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meldrum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meldrum (post 1700)



  • Courtney L. Pugmire Meldrum (b. 1977), long-distance runner from the United States
  • Andrew Meldrum (b. 1952), American reporter and journalist
  • Norman H. Meldrum (1841-1920), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1887-89
  • John W. Meldrum, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1896
  • John W. Meldrum, American Republican politician, Secretary of Wyoming Territory, 1889-90
  • Sir John Meldrum (d. 1645), soldier of Scottish origin who spent 36 years in the service of the Stuart kings of Scotland and England
  • Andrew Norman Meldrum (1876-1934), Scottish scientist
  • Colin George Meldrum (b. 1975), Scottish professional footballer
  • Duncan Max Meldrum (1875-1955), Scottish born Australian painter
  • Andrew Meldrum, Chief of Scottish Police
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Meldrum Historic Events


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Meldrum Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Donald Meldrum, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mens immota manet
Motto Translation: The mind remains steadfast.


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Meldrum Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

    The Meldrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meldrum 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 25 November 2016 at 15:17.

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