The name Mellichamp is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in the settlement of Millichope in the county of Shropshire
. The surname Mellichamp belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Mellichamp family
The surname Mellichamp was first found in Shropshire
where the surname is associated with the village of Millichope. The village of Millichope, a Norman spelling of the Anglo-Saxon
Melicope, was held in 1086 by Helgot from Earl Roger, a companion of King William.
Early History of the Mellichamp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mellichamp research.Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1255, and 1622 are included under the topic Early Mellichamp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mellichamp Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mellichamp family name include Millichamp, Millichap, Millenchop, Millcamp, Mellcamp, Mellencamp, Millcomp, Milcamp, Milcomp, Millicamp, Millicomp, Millichope and many more.
Early Notables of the Mellichamp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mellichamp family to Ireland
Some of the Mellichamp family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mellichamp family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Mellichamp surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Ann Milcomp, and her daughter Jane, settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; Richard Millechamp settled in Georgia in 1734; Timothy Millechamp settled in South Carolina in 1732.