Mellenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mellenson family

The surname Mellenson was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland where one of the first records of the name was Thomas Malisone in 1445. [1] John Malynessone was listed in Yorkshire in 1317. [2] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Robertas Malyn; Johannes Malynson; and Richard Malynson. [3]

Important Dates for the Mellenson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mellenson research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1445 and 1447 are included under the topic Early Mellenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mellenson Spelling Variations

The name, Mellenson, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Mallison, Mallinson, Malison, Mallyson, Mallynson, Mallisson, Mallenson, Mellenson, Mellanson and many more.

Early Notables of the Mellenson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mellenson family

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Mellenson surname who came to North America were: Charles Mellanson and his brother Peter who both settled in Port Royal N.S. c. 1657; John Mallinson who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858.

Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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