Merreworthey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Merreworthey family
The surname Merreworthey 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.  Literally the place name means "enclosure of a man called Maera" from the Old English personal name + "worth."  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. 
Important Dates for the Merreworthey family
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Merreworthey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Merriweather, Merreweather, Mereweather, Mereworth, Merworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Merreworthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Merreworthey family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jane Merewether settled in Virginia in 1654 with her husband; John Merriweather arrived in Barbados in 1654; John Merriwether settled in Virginia in 1663.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)