Early Origins of the De mello family
The surname De mello was first found in Ile-de-France, at Mellun, a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department. One of the first records of the name was Robert of Melun (c.
1100-1167), an English-born, scholastic Christian theologian who taught in Mellun, France. Little is known of him other than he studied under Peter Abelard and Hugh of St. Victor at the University of Paris and by 1137, he was a teacher in the school on Mont Ste-Genevieve. He was later involved in the Council of Reims in 1148. After teaching in Paris for 40 years, he was recalled to England
by King Henry II in 1160, and was appointed Bishop of Hereford in 1163.
Early History of the De mello family
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De mello Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Melun, Mellun, Mellon, Melon, Meluns, Melluns, Melune, Melunes, Mellune and many more.
Early Notables of the De mello family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De mello family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
De mello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonio de Mello, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1897
De mello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio de Mello, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Furnas, St. Michael's, in 1907
- Antonio De Mello, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name De mello (post 1700)
- D. DeMello, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Sergio Vieira de Mello (b. 1948), Brazilian United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002-03)
The De mello Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus et honor
Motto Translation: Virtue and honor.