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Early Origins of the Methven family


The surname Methven 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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Early History of the Methven family

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Early History of the Methven family


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

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Methven Spelling Variations

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Methven Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Methven family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Methven family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Methven family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Methven family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Methven Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Methven, who settled in Charles Town in 1767

Methven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Methven, who arrived in South Carolina in 1807
  • James Methven, who landed in New York in 1814 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Methven, who settled in New York in 1814
  • Isobel Methven, who arrived in America in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Methven (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Methven (post 1700)


  • Thomas "Tom" Methven, Scottish-born, New Zealand former association football player, Member of the 1948 New Zealand National Team
  • James "Jimmy" Methven (1868-1953), Scottish association football player who played for Derby County (1891-1906) and later manged the team (1906-1922)
  • Cathcart William Methven (1849-1925), Scottish Engineer-in-Chief at Greenock on the Clyde, and Harbour Engineer in Durban in 1888
  • Colin John Methven (b. 1955), Indian-born Scottish former professional footballer
  • Sir Malcolm John Methven (1926-1980), British businessman, Director General of the CBI (1976-1980)

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The Methven Motto

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The Methven 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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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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