Metten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Metten family
The surname Metten was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Metham, a township, in the parish and union of Howden, wapentake of Howdenshire. "The township comprises 920 acres, of which two-thirds are arable. Metham Hall was built by Sir George Metham, whose family were long seated here."  At the time of the Domesday census, in 1086, Metham was occupied by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman noble.
Some of the family were later found at Marr in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "It was once the residence of the family of Metham, of whose spacious and handsome mansion considerable remains existed some years since." 
Early History of the Metten family
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Metten Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Metham, Methem, Mettam, Mettham, Meetham, Meatham, Meethem, Methan and many more.
Early Notables of the Metten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Metten family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samual Mettam (alternatively Methen) arrived in Virgina in 1713; and another Samual Mettam arrived in New York in 1854. S.Methan arrived in San Francisco in 1851..
Contemporary Notables of the name Metten (post 1700) +
- Patricia Jo Metten, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1998 
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html