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Early Origins of the Melito family

The surname Melito was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategic link with Sicily. 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. Pre-dating the use of surnames, was Saint Melito of Sardis (d. circa 180,) a second century Christian bishop, religious authority and prolific writer.

Early History of the Melito family

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Melito Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mileto, Mileti, Miletto, Miletti, Millette, Milleto, Milletti, Milito, Millito, Millitello, Militello and many more.

Early Notables of the Melito family (pre 1700)

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United States Melito migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melito Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Severio Melito, who settled in Hancock Co. MS in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Melito (post 1700) +

  • Dominic Melito, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook