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Multiple Origins for the Surname Melanson


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Melanson Early Origins



The surname Melanson was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland where one of the first records of the name was Thomas Malisone in 1445. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
John Malynessone was listed in Yorkshire in 1317. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Robertas Malyn; Johannes Malynson; and Richard Malynson. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Melanson Spelling Variations


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Melanson Spelling Variations



Although the name, Melanson, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Mallison, Mallinson, Malison, Mallyson, Mallynson, Mallisson, Mallenson, Mellenson, Mellanson and many more.

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Melanson Early History


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Melanson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melanson research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1445 and 1447 are included under the topic Early Melanson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Melanson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Melanson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Melanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Melanson family name Melanson, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Melanson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Widow Melanson, who arrived in Connecticut in 1763 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alexandre Melanson, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anne Melanson, who arrived in Maryland in 1763 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Melanson, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Melanson, who arrived in Maryland in 1763 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Melanson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Charles Melanson was a settler in Quebec in 1643
  • Marie Melanson, Acadian, married in Port Royal, Nova Scotia in 1671
  • Charles Melanson was a farmer in Port Royal, Nova Scotia in 1671
  • Ambroise Melanson lived in Port Royal in 1686

Melanson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Melanson lived in Pizquid, Nova Scotia in 1755
  • Jean Melanson, who arrived in Quebec in 1766-1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Melanson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Melanson (post 1700)



  • Philip H Melanson (1945-2006), American Chancellor Professor of Political Science at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Dorothy Melanson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996, 2000, 2004; Presidential Elector for Maine, 2000; Member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 2004 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Amédée Raymond Melanson (1882-1930), Canadian physician and politician, MLA for Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia (1920-1925)
  • Roger Melanson, Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (2010-), Chair of the Liberal caucus (2010-)
  • Olivier-Maximin Melanson (1854-1926), Acadian businessman and politician, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (1916-1917)
  • Monsignor Louis-Joseph-Arthur Melanson (1879-1941), Canadian priest, first Archbishop of Moncton, New Brunswick (1936-1941)
  • Roland Joseph "Rollie" Melanson (b. 1960), Canadian former NHL goaltender, current goaltender coach for the Vancouver Canucks, winner of three consecutives Stanley Cups
  • Dean Melanson (b. 1973), Canadian former NHL hockey player who played from 1993 to 2008
  • Laurier Melanson, Canadian novelist in Montreal

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Melanson Historic Events


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Melanson Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Matilda  Melanson (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Melanson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Melanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melanson 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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