Melby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Melby family
The surname Melby was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Melby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melby research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1464, 1633, 1660, 1660, 1622, 1668, 1649, 1720 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Melby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Melby Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Milburn, Milborne, Milbourn, Milbourne, Milburne, Melbourne and many more.
Early Notables of the Melby family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Simon Melburn, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1464; William Milborne (c 1633-1660), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660; Luke Milbourne...
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In the United States, the name Melby is the 13,004th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Melby family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew, Christopher and William Milburn settled in Carolina in 1774; Rich Milborne settled in Virginia in 1635; Elizabeth Milburn settled in Georgia in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Melby (post 1700) +
- L. A. Melby, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 24th District, 1955-56 
- John Frémont Melby, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Ciudad Juarez, 1938; Buenos Aires, 1945-46 
- Bob Melby, American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 59th District; Elected 1978 
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