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Welcome to The Metcalfe Society

Do you have an interest in the Metcalfe, Metcalf, Medcalfe, Medcalf, Midcalfe, Midcalf (or any other variant) amongst your ancestors?


“If you have a family link in Yorkshire, there is a very good chance that somewhere in your family's past there will be a Metcalfe.” ... so the saying goes!


Founded in 1980, The Metcalfe Society today stands in the forefront of the world of genealogy as one of the largest and most respected one-name study groups. With over 2,000 members, past and present, home and overseas, we cover a wide range of people and places.  


The Metcalfe Society supports the interest in the family history of the Metcalfe surname & with all spelling variants and acts as the principal link between branches in the home country, and county, and those who settled worldwide. So whether you are interested in the name, its origin and history, or need some help with your own Metcalfe family history, why not join what is probably the world’s largest one-name family history society, and see what we can offer you?


As a UK Registered Charity 1000879, The Metcalfe Societycurrently holds over 105,000 individual Metcalfe 'records';  on a constantly expanding Computer Index. The 800 year history of the name is fully researched and published, and society membership offers a free genealogical research service, for members to access to search records online. We have published an award-winning journal, and more recently an e-newsletter which is sent out bi-monthly.


Here at The Metcalfe Society, you may find relatives and ancestors you never knew you had! Just come along and have a look.


Click here to find  out more about the value of membership to you and how to join.



Metcalfe - The History of the Clan

The Metcalfe Name

So what's in a name? ... about 800 years when it comes to the Metcalfes. "Metcalfe-History of the Clan" brings one of Yorkshire's best known families to life.

The Metcalfe Muster

The Mecca Muster

The Annual Mecca Muster & AGM is usually held on the first Saturday of October at the Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn. Enjoy a weekend in the Yorkshire Dales & find out more!

Join The Metcalfe Society

Join Us

Standing at the forefront of the genealogy world as one of the largest & most respected one-name study groups, find out how we can help you.

Federation of Family History Societies Member Guild of One Name Studies Member Based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Best Website 2009 Award, Federation of Family History Societies 2009 Elizabeth Simpson Award - Commended, Federation of Family History Societies

Established in 1980. UK Registered Charity No. 1000879.
Post: The Metcalfe Society, 17 Bailey Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 3QW, UK
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