Mewes Family History
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Mewes Name Meaning
North German: from a short form of the personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew). English: habitational name from Meaux (pronounced ‘Myoos’) in Humberside, formerly in East Yorkshire. This was named in Old Norse as ‘sandbank pool’, from melr ‘sandbank’, ‘sandhill’ + sær ‘sea’, ‘lake’, and subsequently assimilated by folk etymology to a French place name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hees, Mees, Bowes, Tewes, Lees, Kees, Remes, Mele, Maves, Rees