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Melling Surname History



The Melling surname most likely evolved from several place names, including one near Lancaster and another near Liverpool.


Early Origins of the Melling family


The surname Melling was first found in Lancashire at Melling-with-Wrayton, a civil parish in the City of Lancaster or at Melling, a village a village nearby. "In the Conqueror's survey, Mellinge, Hornebi, and Wennigetun, are placed in Yorkshire, as constituting one manor, in which Vlf, whose name is perpetuated in that of Wolfa Crag, had nine and a half carucates of land. The earliest record in which the parish is subsequently mentioned, is the charter of Roger de Poictou, who gave the church of Melling to his newly-founded priory of Lancaster." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Melling family


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Melling Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mellin, Melling and others.

Early Notables of the Melling family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Melling family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Melling, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anne Melling and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Anne Melling, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Melling, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Melling, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Melling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Melling, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Melling, who arrived in New York State in 1774

Contemporary Notables of the name Melling (post 1700)


  • Harry Melling (1945-1999), American team owner of Melling Racing
  • Philip H Melling, founding head of the American Studies Faculty, University of Wales
  • Edward "Teddy" Melling (1900-1920), English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s
  • Chris Melling (b. 1984), English rugby league player
  • Ted Melling, Australian rules football coach
  • Chris "The Magician" Melling (b. 1979), British 8-ball pool player, top-ranked by the World Eight-ball Pool Federation (2003)
  • Harry Melling (b. 1989), British actor, best known for his role as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films
  • Jacob Melling (b. 1995), Australian footballer
  • Antoine Ignace Melling (1763-1831), German painter, architect and voyager, one of the "Levantine Artists"
  • Harry Melling, founder of Melling Engine Parts

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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