Welcome to our family tree

This web site covers a number of families. The main family being the Meads family from New Zealand.

A considerable amount of the data on this site was sourced from the publication "Meads family tree" that was produced in the 1980's for the New Zealand Meads family reunion. This publication was edited by Pauline Meads & Diane Fletcher.

The data included on this site is an upto date list of descendants of Joseph Meads as well as many branch pedigree records.

The oldest (with a birth date) on the site is John Sturges who was born in 1464

The site also includes William Groocock and quite a few of his descandants. This data was enhanced by Samantha Hoy/Graham Hutchinson who has provided the non Meads arms of the Groocock family

The Scott, Smith, Goodhue, Colpman and Wilson families were supplied by Lianne Wilson

A link has now been established with an extensive Meads branch in Australia through Harry Meads a previously unlisted son of John Meads. (the first born son of Joseph Meads) This data has been provided by Tracy Evans

I am completing a one family study of the UK Meads so I have put the 1881 and 1841 UK census information for all Meads in the UK. This has been grouped into family groups. I have also received some enhancements to the data from three people. I am hoping this will lead to a link with John & Joseph Meads who emigrated to NZ in 1843 and founded the Meads family in NZ. To switch to this set of data please see the menu under the "Welcome page above.

The earliest traces of the Mead family are to be found a history of "The Norman people and their existing descendants in British Dominions and the United States" of publshed in London, England in 1874. From this volume it appears that the name Mead is from the English form of the Norman "DePoata" which translated into English is Mead Meade, Mede,and Meads


The most common surnames on the site are

Anderson, Batchelar, Boyd, Colpman, Estey, Follett, Foote, Gleason, Goodhue, Gray, Green, Grocott, Groocock, Hartley, Jefferson, Johnson, Kimball, McKinley, Martin, Meads, Murphy, Phillips, Robinson, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Spiller, Stickney, Stokes, Thomas, Thompson, Viles, Ward, Watson, Westley, Williamson, Wilson

 

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Joseph Meads Joseph Meads
Birth: 1803 15Yorkshire, England
Death: January 9, 1880Tutaenui, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
The birth place of Joseph has proved difficult to determine. Any help that you can give in this regard would be appreciated
William Groocock
Birth: about 1492 26 22Carleton, Leicestershire, England
Death:   —
John Sturgis
Birth: about 1464Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
Death:   —
Statistics
Our family tree
This family tree was last updated on February 26, 2014.
Individuals16,714
Males8,510
50.9%
Females8,189
49.0%
Total surnames3,036
Families5,459
Earliest birth year1464John Sturgis
Birth about 1464 - Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
Earliest death year1562Robert Smith
Birth 1525 20 -
Death 1562 (Age 37) -
Individual who lived the longest106John Goodhue
Birth 1679 40 36 - Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Death November 7, 1785 (Age 106) -
Average age at death58Males: 58   Females: 59
Average number of children per family2.11 
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Top 10 surnames
Surname Individuals 
Meads
MEADS714
714
Groocock
GROOCOCK401
401
Goodhue
GOODHUE356
356
Scott
SCOTT195
195
Smith
SMITH185
185
Grocott
GROCOTT160
160
Thompson
THOMPSON159
159
Wilson
WILSON137
137
Follett
FOLLETT136
136
Kimball
KIMBALL118
118