The name ‘Meadows’ originates from England. It is a Variant of the word ‘Meadow’, derived from the topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow. The form ‘meadow’ derives from the dative case ‘moedwe’, in itself a derivative of the Old English word ‘moed’ meaning ‘meadow’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Meadows’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thifteenth century were a ‘John atte Medowe’, from Norfolk, England, is recorded as being the rector of ‘Metton’, in fourteen hundred anf fourty-nine. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields… Coat of arms: Sable a chevron erminies betwe…
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