The surname Mellick is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Mellick family lived in Melhuish in Devon
. The surname Mellick is a habitation name that was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname originated as a means of identifying individuals from a particular area. In the Middle Ages people often assumed the name of the place that they originally lived as their surname during the course of travel.
Early Origins of the Mellick family
The surname Mellick was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Melhuish in that shire, some say, well before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. The original name of the village was Melewis. Conjecturally the family name is descended from Hugh of Rennes, holder of the village of Melhuish from Baldwin, Sheriff of Devon
at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
Survey in 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Mellick family
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Mellick Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mellish, Mellise, Melersh, Mellersh, Melluish, Melish, Mellersh, Mellis, Melliss, Meliss, Melles, Meles, Malis, Malise and many more.
Early Notables of the Mellick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mellick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mellick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Mellick, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Haddon Hall" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 17th September 1874 CITATION[CLOSE]
New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html