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Methven Early Origins



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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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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Methven Early History


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Methven Early History



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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Methven Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Methven 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:

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
  • James Methven, who settled in New York in 1814
  • Isobel Methven, who arrived in America in 1855

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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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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Methven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Methven 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 11 July 2016 at 09:44.

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