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The ancestors of the Celtic name Meyrick came from the rugged landscape of Wales. This old, proud name derives from the personal name Meuric, which is the Welsh form of Maurice. The surname Meyrick is ultimately derived from the Latin personal name Mauritius, which means "dark." In Britain, Maurice was the learned form of the name, while Morice was the common form.

Meyrick Early Origins



The surname Meyrick was first found in Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn), a Welsh-speaking island, and present day County of Isle of Anglesey, located at the northwestern extremity of Wales, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Meyrick Spelling Variations


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Meyrick Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Meyrick have included Merrick, Merick, Meyrick, Meynik and others.

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Meyrick Early History


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Meyrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meyrick research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1505, 1566, 1538, 1599, 1576, 1599, 1556, 1601, 1563, 1640, 1636, 1713, 1674, 1712, 1714, 1666 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Meyrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meyrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meyrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Rowland Meyrick (1505-1566), born at Bodargan in the parish of Llangadwaladr, Anglesey, a Welsh bishop of Bangor; John Meyrick (or Merick, Mericke, or Merrick), M.A. (1538-1599), an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of England as the Bishop of Sodor...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meyrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meyrick In Ireland


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Meyrick In Ireland



Some of the Meyrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Meyrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Meyrick, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • William Meyrick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850
  • Maria Meyrick, Welsh convict from Cardiff, Glamorganshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Meyrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Meyrick, aged Frederick, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Caroline Meyrick arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • James Meyrick arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • George Meyrick arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Eliza Meyrick arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meyrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meyrick (post 1700)



  • Rowland Meyrick (1505-1566), Welsh bishop of Bangor
  • Edmund Meyrick (1636-1713), Welsh cleric
  • Sir Timothy Thomas Charlton Meyrick (b. 1963), 5th Baronet
  • Sir David John Charlton Meyrick (1926-2004), 4th Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Frederick Meyrick (1899-1983), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Frederick Charlton Meyrick (1862-1932), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Charlton Meyrick (1837-1921), 1st Baronet
  • William Meyrick (1808-1846), English cricketer
  • Admiral Sir Sidney Meyrick (1879-1973), English Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
  • Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783-1848), English inventor, eponym of the Meyrick helmet
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Meyrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meyrick 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.

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