Methvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Methvin family

The surname Methvin 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.

Early History of the Methvin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Methvin research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1363, 1650, 1706 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Methvin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Methvin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Methvin family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Methvin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Methvin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Methvin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Methvin, aged 28, originally from Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow via Moville [1]
  • James Methvin, aged 32, originally from Kilsyth, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]
  • George Methvin, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Cameronia" from Glasgow, Scotland [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Methvin (post 1700) +

  • Henry Methvin (1912-1948), American criminal, bank robber and outlaw, the last member of Bonnie and Clyde's gang
  • Mildred Ellen "Mimi" Methvin (b. 1952), American jurist and alternative dispute resolution mediator in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States Magistrate Judge of the Western District of Louisiana, based in Lafayette, Louisiana (1983-2009)
  • Myrtis Lucille Gregory Methvin (1895-1977), American politician, the second woman to serve as mayor of a community in the U.S. state of Louisiana
  • Eugene Hilburn "Gene" Methvin (1934-2012), American pilot, journalist, and senior editor for the Reader's Digest


The Methvin 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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