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Where did the Scottish Melrose family come from? What is the Scottish Melrose family crest and coat of arms? When did the Melrose family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Melrose family history?The Melrose surname is a habitational name taken on from a place near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Melrose, Melross, Melros, Meuros, Meuwress, Meuross and many more.
First found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melrose research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1146, 1530, 1554, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Melrose History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Melrose Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Melrose Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- William Melrose, who came to Boston in 1699
Melrose Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- John Cameron Melrose, who arrived in Connecticut in 1770
Melrose Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Thos Melrose, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812
- Thos Melrose, aged 40, landed in South Carolina in 1812
- Alexander Melrose, who landed in New York in 1825
- Alexander Melrose, his wife and child, who arrived in Albany, NY in 1825
- F. Matthews Melrose, age 5, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1839
- Lester Melrose (1891-1968), as one of the first American producers of blues records
- Walter Melrose, American music publisher and lyricist
- Franklyn Taft Melrose (1907-1941), American jazz and blues pianist
- Joseph Melrose, American diplomat
- James Melrose (b. 1958), Scottish retired professional footballer
- Harry Melrose (b. 1935), former Scottish professional football player and manager
- Barry Melrose (b. 1956), Canadian former player and head coach in the National Hockey League
- Andrew Melrose (1860-1928), British publisher
- Graham Thomas Melrose (b. 1949), former Australian rules football player
- Tony Melrose, Australian former professional rugby league footballer
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- Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
- Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
- Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
- Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
- Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
The Melrose Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melrose Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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