What does the word mead mean?

Usage examples for mead

  1. Then engaging himself with all that gang, he committed abundance of robberies in their company, but was far from falling into that barbarous manner of beating the passengers which was grown customary and habitual to Mead, Butler, and some others of his and Duce's companions. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  2. " Mr. Mead," she said at last, " will you be so very kind as to stay here quietly under the table while I scramble out and go up to my room?" – New Faces by Myra Kelly