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Early Origins of the Melia family

The surname Melia was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C., its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Melia family

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Melia Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Malino, Maliano and others.

Early Notables of the Melia family (pre 1700)

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Melia Ranking

In the United States, the name Melia is the 16,825th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Melia migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M. A. Melia, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822
  • Patrick Melia, who settled in New York, NY in 1854
  • Pedro Melia, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1874 [2]
  • John Joseph Melia, who arrived in Alabama in 1898

Canada Melia migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melia Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Lawrence Melia, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813
  • Mr. John Melia, aged 36 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Argyle" departing from the port of Newport, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [3]
  • John Melia, who settled in Quebec in 1847
  • Eliza Melia, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1849

Australia Melia migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Melia Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Anne Melia, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"

Contemporary Notables of the name Melia (post 1700) +

  • Thomas O. Melia (b. 1957), American Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, at the United States Department of State
  • Careena Melia, Irish-American actress
  • Fulvio Melia (b. 1956), Italian-American astrophysicist and author
  • Tim Melia (b. 1986), American soccer player
  • Pius Melia (1800-1883), Italian Jesuit theologian
  • Leslie Melia (b. 1929), Canadian sprint canoer
  • Elie Melia (1915-1988), Georgian Orthodox priest and church historian
  • Cian Melia, Irish showjumper
  • Joe Melia (b. 1935), British television and film actor
  • Michael Melia (b. 1945), established British actor
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  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 47)
  4. Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook