The English surname Meadow is a topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow. The first recorded record of the name is Henry de la Medewe, which was dated 1280, in the charters of the county of Worcestershire. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1642 when Philip Meadow arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts from England. Today there are approximately 900 bearers of the name Meadow living in the US.
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