The Mefferds and Their Kin
By Margerite E. Robinson
In Memory of my beloved
Grandmother, Susan Jane
Published May 1977
(This version has notes and updates by David L. Mefford.
Changes and additions have been noted and/or italicized.)
(Photo of Susan Mefford Lindsey)
The name assumed in the third century, A.D. by a
Confederation of German tribes. It
was divided by the 4th century into three groups, The Catti, the Ripurain Franks (dwelling near
The Mefferts were of Frankish extraction.
(There is some new research that may indicate that the Mefferts were actually French and went by the name Meffard. They
would have migrated from western