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The surname Mellersh is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mellersh family lived in Melhuish in Devon. The surname Mellersh is a habitation name that was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname originated as a means of identifying individuals from a particular area. In the Middle Ages people often assumed the name of the place that they originally lived as their surname during the course of travel.

Mellersh Early Origins



The surname Mellersh was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Melhuish in that shire, some say, well before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D. The original name of the village was Melewis. Conjecturally the family name is descended from Hugh of Rennes, holder of the village of Melhuish from Baldwin, Sheriff of Devon at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book Survey in 1086 A.D.

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Mellersh Spelling Variations


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Mellersh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mellish, Mellise, Melersh, Mellersh, Melluish, Melish, Mellersh, Mellis, Melliss, Meliss, Melles, Meles, Malis, Malise and many more.

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Mellersh Early History


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Mellersh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mellersh research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1527, and 1643 are included under the topic Early Mellersh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mellersh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mellersh Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mellersh 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: Aron Melish who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1716; Andrew Meliss landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811; John and Frederick Mellish settled in New Castle County, Del. in 1854.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mellersh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mellersh (post 1700)



  • Francis Mellersh (1786-1849), English amateur cricketer from Sussex who made 11 known appearances in major cricket matches from 1815 to 1830
  • Harold Edward Leslie Mellersh (1897-1980), British text book author
  • Air Vice Marshal Sir Francis Richard Lee Mellersh KBE, AFC, RAF (1898-1955), English RAF World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories, senior Royal Air Force commander during World War II

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Mellersh Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Mellersh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mellersh 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 8 February 2013 at 08:57.

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