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The Metcalf Clan

Clan History...

This very interesting surname recorded in the spellings of Medcalf, Metcalf and Metcalfe, is English. It is chiefly recorded in the county of Yorkshire, and there have been claims that it represents the very first hereditary surname. This is arguable, but there is no doubt that it was one of the very first. It is probably topographical, but may be occupational, and in either case derives either from the Olde English pre 7th century word 'mete' meaning food or meat, plus 'cealf', a calf, with the translation of 'a calf to be fattened for eating (at the end of the Summer)', or when the first element is written as 'med' it may derive from 'mead', and describe a pasture or meadow where calves we.......continues
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