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Mellan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: French, Irish

Early Origins of the Mellan family

The surname Mellan was first found in Ile-de-France, at Mellun, a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department. One of the first records of the name was Robert of Melun (c. 1100-1167), an English-born, scholastic Christian theologian who taught in Mellun, France. Little is known of him other than he studied under Peter Abelard and Hugh of St. Victor at the University of Paris and by 1137, he was a teacher in the school on Mont Ste-Genevieve. He was later involved in the Council of Reims in 1148. After teaching in Paris for 40 years, he was recalled to England by King Henry II in 1160, and was appointed Bishop of Hereford in 1163.

Early History of the Mellan family

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Mellan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Melun, Mellun, Mellon, Melon, Meluns, Melluns, Melune, Melunes, Mellune and many more.

Early Notables of the Mellan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mellan family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mellan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Mellan, aged 16, who settled in Maryland in 1776

Contemporary Notables of the name Mellan (post 1700)

  • André Mellan, Lawyer

The Mellan Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus et honor
Motto Translation: Virtue and honor.

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