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See also: mead and méad


English Wikipedia has an article on:
 Mead (places) on Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]


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).

Proper noun[edit]

Mead (plural Meads)

  1. A surname from Old English.
  2. A place name:
    1. A rural community in Cochrane District, north-eastern Ontario, Canada.
    2. In the United States:
      1. A statutory town in Weld County, Colorado.
      2. A township in Merrick County, Nebraska.
      3. A village in Saunders County, Nebraska.
      4. A township in Belmont County, Ohio.
      5. A town in Bryan County, Oklahoma.
      6. A township in Warren County, Pennsylvania.
      7. A census-designated place in Spokane County, Washington, named after George Meade.
      8. A town in Clark County, Wisconsin.

Derived terms[edit]


  • 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.

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