When Thomas Hope Meek was born on 14 September 1797, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Alexander Meek, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Keys, was 24. He married Mrs Charlotte Meek about 1827. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in DeSoto, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Mississippi, United States in 1870. He died on 1 October 1874, in Looxahoma, Tate, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Tate, Mississippi, United States.
English: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble, meek’ (Old Norse mjúkr ‘soft, pliant, gentle’).
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named in Møre og Romsdal, in Old Norse a compound of mith ‘in the middle’ and vík ‘bay’.
Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Middle Dutch micke ‘bread’.
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