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Surname:  Meredith
Branch:  Meredith
Origins:  Welsh
More Info:  Wales

Background:  The name Meredith is an ancient Welsh surname. The name is derived from the Welsh personal name of Meredydd or Maredudd. The old Welsh form of the name is Morgetiud. Geneology experts state that the first portion of this name means pomp or splendor, while the second portion is udd, which means lord.

Arms:  Ar. a lion, rampant, sa. gorged with a collar and chain thereto affixed, reflexed over his back or.
Crest:  A demi lion, rampant, sa. collared and chained or.

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Name Variations:  Meredith, Meradith, Meredeth, Meridith, Beddow, Bedo, Preddy, Predith.

One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.

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