Show ContentsMellion Surname History

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

Early Origins of the Mellion family

The surname Mellion 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]

Early History of the Mellion family

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Mellion Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Mellion family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Millyng (d. 1492), Bishop of Hereford, became about 1447, when quite a youth, a monk at Westminster, and thence proceeded to the Benedictine College, Gloucester Hall (now Worcester College), Oxford, where he remained till he graduated D.D. He then returned to Westminster, and in 1465 succeeded the chronicler John Flete as prior. The abbot George Norwych had wasted the revenues and incurred large debts, and he was now forced to retire to another Benedictine house, with an annual pension of a hundred marks. Although he retained the nominal title of abbot, Millyng...
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Migration of the Mellion family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anne Melling and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Archibald Mellin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821; and John Melling, who arrived in New York State in 1774..

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook