Hi Raymond, I have some information to help you out. The Meaux, Meux, Melse and Melsa line information can be found in THE MEAUX CHRONICLE and the DOMESDAY BOOK. They were Normans not French. According to the Meaux Chronicles the Meux knights came over to England with William of Normandy. The Domesday Book states that in 1086 they held land in East Yorkshire and Holderness. The first of the line mentioned is Ketel de Melsa and mentioned as a companion to William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest. The de Melsa were assumed to be King's knights. I don't have knowledge on all of the name changes but the Meaux name was changed to Meux between 1400-1900. From one source an early descendant was John Meaux b. 19 March 1671 in Nortonbury, England and died 19 March 1727 in New Kent County, Virginia. He came to America around 1705.The St. Peter's Parish registry in New Kent mentions he had 10 slaves. He married Elizabeth Lenley (Linley) in London in 1694. They had 4 children, one of which was Richard Meaux b. 1711 in St. Peter's Parish and died about 1776. Richard's first wife, Frances Woodson, died in 1734 or 1735, shortly after my ancestor, John Meaux, was born on 6 Jan. 1734. Richard married his second wife Elizabeth Lightfoot around 1736 in New Kent County. Elizabeth was born 23 Nov. 1716 and died 28 August 1759. Richard and Elizabeth had 3 children with the next ancestor being Thomas I. ( or L.) Meaux born on 17 Oct. 1738 in St. Peter's Parish New Kent County, Va. and died in either 1790 or 1791. Thomas married Agnes Hawkins and had 3 children; Elizabeth, Richard and George, the next in line. George was born about 1769 and married Ann Jones in New Kent Co. , Virginia. George died between 1795-1800. He was in the New Kent County Milita and retired as a Captain until 11 June 1795. His name was spelled Meux in the Militia rolls. George and Ann had one child, Thomas Jones Meaux. My records are unsure of his birth or death which states was after 1850 in Amelia Co., Va. He was a physician. His first wife Mary Overton Burnley died on 4 Oct. 1824. He then married in 1830 in Amelia County Va. Cornelia C. Gaines b. in Caroline Co. and died sometime after 1848. Thomas and Mary had 3 children: Anne Meaux born ca. 1820 in New Kent Co., Mary Janetta Meaux (Cochran)born ca. 1822 Caroline Co., Va. and another un-named child born ca. 1824.The 1810 Census and 1820 Tax Lists of New Kent Co. as well as the Caroline Co. Court records mentions Thomas. That is where my knowledge ends. Some of the early history of the Meaux line may be beneficial to you though.