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Mele Early Origins



The surname Mele was first found in Somerset where Mells (St. Andrew), is a civil parish, in the union of Frome, in the hundred of Mells and Leigh. The parish dates back to pre- Domesday Book and was known as Milne in 942 derived from the Old English word "myln." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book the name place name had evolved to "Mulle" or "Mulne" which meant "several mills." At that time, it was part of the land of St Mary of Glastonbury and held land big enough for 20 ploughs. The mill was also operative. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
In Suffolk, Mells is a hamlet in the parish of Wenshaston in the union and hundred of Blything. This hamlet has always been much smaller than the Somerset locale as in the early 19th century the Somerset village had 1,261 residents while the Suffolk hamlet had only 123.

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Mele Spelling Variations


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Mele Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mell, Mel, Melle, Mele and others.

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Mele Early History


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Mele Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mele research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Mele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mele Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mele 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Angela Mele, aged 26, who landed in America from Tontto, in 1899

Mele Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonso Mele, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Forino, in 1901
  • Aniello Mele, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Naples, in 1902
  • Aniello Mele, aged 18, who settled in America from Torino, in 1904
  • Amelia Mele, aged 38, who landed in America from Napoli, Napoli, in 1906
  • Alessandro Mele, aged 31, who settled in America from Minturino, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mele (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mele (post 1700)



  • Vincenzo Seraphino "Vinnie" Mele (b. 1977), American singer, actor, composer and instrumentalist
  • Sabath Anthony "Sam" Mele (b. 1922), American former Major League Baseball right fielder, manager and coach
  • Alfred Remen Mele (b. 1951), American philosopher
  • Pasquale E. Mele, American Republican politician, Candidate for borough President of Bronx, New York, 1945; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960, 1972
  • John A. Mele, American politician, First Selectman of Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1954-56

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Mele Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mele 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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