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Melina History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Melina first began in medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Melina was an occupational name for a person who owned, managed, or worked in a mill. The surname Melina is derived from the word molino, which means mill or miller.

Early Origins of the Melina family

The surname Melina was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Melina family

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Melina Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Molina, Molino, Molinar, Molinero, Molinera, Moliner, Molinas, Molinos, Molinedas, Molinillo and many more.

Early Notables of the Melina family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were thirteenth century Castilian landowners Jimeno de Molina and Pedro Molinero; Alonso de Molina (c. 1513-1579), a Franciscan priest and grammarian, who wrote a well-known dictionary of the Nahuatl language published...
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Migration of the Melina family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso de Molina, who emigrated as a child to Mexico, where he was educated by the Franciscans. He learned the local language, Nahuatl, and became an interpreter between the Spaniards and the indigenous people. He wrote an important Spanish/Nahuatl dictionary in 1555. Bartolomé.

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