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Merewether Early Origins



The surname Merewether was first found in Kent at Mereworth, a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Littlefield, lathe of Aylesford. This ancient Saxon village dates back to 843 when it was first listed as Meranworth. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish was known as Marovrde. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name means "enclosure of a man called Maera" from the Old English personal name + "worth." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The name is often referred to as a nickname for someone who is a happy, genial or a sunshiny fellow. Some of the first listings of the name were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Andrew Muriweder in Oxfordshire; and Thomas Murweder in Cambridgeshire. There is also an undated listing of Henry Muriweder in the Issues of the Exchequer. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Merewether Spelling Variations


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Merewether Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Merriweather, Merreweather, Mereweather, Mereworth, Merworth and many more.

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Merewether Early History


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Merewether Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merewether research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1674, 1718, 1701, 1703 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Merewether History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Merewether Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Merewether Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Merewether 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:

Merewether Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Merewether settled in Virginia in 1654 with her husband

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Contemporary Notables of the name Merewether (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Merewether (post 1700)



  • Arthur Francis Merewether (1902-1997), nicknamed "Merry", an American Major League Baseball was a pinch hitter who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1922
  • Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether (1811-1899), English-born, Australian politician, he migrated to Sydney in 1838, Postmaster-General (1851-1852), Auditor-General (1852-1856) and acting Colonial Treasurer (1854-1856)
  • John Merewether (1797-1850), English churchman from Marshfield, Gloucestershire, Dean of Hereford from 1832 to 1850
  • Hugh Merewether (1924-2006), British test pilot who pioneered the vertical and short take-off and landing techniques that led to the development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier; inventor of the Ampair wind generator used by cruising sailors
  • Major General Sir William Lockyer Merewether KCSI CB (1825-1880), British Indian Army officer
  • Sir Edward Marsh Merewether KCMG KCVO (1858-1938), British colonial administrator, Governor of Sierra Leone (1910-1916), Governor of the Leeward Islands (1916-1921)

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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: Vi et consilio
Motto Translation: By force and counsels.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Merewether Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Merewether 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.

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