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The surname ‘Metcalf’ originates from England (Yorkshire). It is of uncertain origin, probably derived from the Middle English word ‘metcalf’ meaning ‘meat calf’, i.e. a calf being fattened up to be slaughtered for meat at the end of the summer *from the Old English word ‘mete’ meaning food, and ‘c(e)ald’, meaning calf. It is thus either an occupational name for a herdsman or slaughterer, or a nickname e for a sleek and plump individual, from the same word. The variants in ‘med-‘ appear early, and suggest that the first element was associated by folk etymology with the Middle English word ‘mead’, meaning meadow, pasture. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Metcalf’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the Fourteenth century were a ‘Willelmus de Miducroft’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Michael Metcalf’, Freeman of Norwich, and afterwards of Dedham, Massachusetts, where he was admitted a towns… Coat of arms: Argent on a fesse vert be…
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