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Two main origins:
- A topographic surname for someone who lived by a meadow, from Old English mǣd (“meadow”).
- A metonymic occupational surname for a brewer or seller of mead, from Old English medu (“mead”).
Mead (plural Meads)
- A surname from Old English.
- A place name:
- A rural community in Cochrane District, north-eastern Ontario, Canada.
- In the United States:
- A statutory town in Weld County, Colorado.
- A township in Merrick County, Nebraska.
- A village in Saunders County, Nebraska.
- A township in Belmont County, Ohio.
- A town in Bryan County, Oklahoma.
- A township in Warren County, Pennsylvania.
- A census-designated place in Spokane County, Washington, named after George Meade.
- A town in Clark County, Wisconsin.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Mead is the 1578th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 22727 individuals. Mead is most common among White (91.36%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Mead”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 563.
- English terms derived from Old English
- English lemmas
- English proper nouns
- English countable proper nouns
- English surnames
- English surnames from Old English
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