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Metheny Early Origins



The surname Metheny was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they were granted lands by Malcolm Canmore, King of Scotland, in 1069 in the Barony of Methven.

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Metheny Spelling Variations


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Metheny Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Methuen, Methven, Methfyn, Methfen and others.

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Metheny Early History


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Metheny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Metheny research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1363, 1650, 1706 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Metheny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Metheny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Metheny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Metheny 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 or some of its variants were: Paul Methwin, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; Alexander Methven, who arrived in South Carolina in 1807; John Methven, who settled in Charles Town in 1767.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Metheny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Metheny (post 1700)



  • Pat Metheny (b. 1954), American jazz guitarist and composer, he has three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards, brother of Mike Metheny
  • Mike Metheny (b. 1949), American jazz flugelhornist and music journalist
  • Bud Metheny (1915-2003), American Major League Baseball player and college head coach
  • Sharon Metheny, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 2002

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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: Marte et clypeo
Motto Translation: By war and the shield.


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Metheny Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. 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).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The Metheny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Metheny 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 12 January 2016 at 14:15.

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