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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.

Melina Early Origins



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

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Melina Spelling Variations


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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.

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Melina Early History


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Melina Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melina research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1168, 1242, 1513, 1579, 1571, 1535, 1600, 1628 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Melina History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Melina Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Melina Early Notables (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...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Melina 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 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 de Molina settled in Guatemala.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Melina Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melina 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 April 2014 at 10:00.

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