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.
Important Dates for the Metheny family
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Metheny Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Methuen, Methven, Methfyn, Methfen and others.
Early Notables of the Metheny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Metheny family
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.
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