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Mello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Mello family


The surname Mello was first found in Ile-de-France, at Mellun, a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department. One of the first records of the name was Robert of Melun (c. 1100-1167), an English-born, scholastic Christian theologian who taught in Mellun, France. Little is known of him other than he studied under Peter Abelard and Hugh of St. Victor at the University of Paris and by 1137, he was a teacher in the school on Mont Ste-Genevieve. He was later involved in the Council of Reims in 1148. After teaching in Paris for 40 years, he was recalled to England by King Henry II in 1160, and was appointed Bishop of Hereford in 1163.

Early History of the Mello family


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Mello Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Melun, Mellun, Mellon, Melon, Meluns, Melluns, Melune, Melunes, Mellune and many more.

Early Notables of the Mello family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mello family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Angelo Mello, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Anna Mello, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1897

Mello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amalia Mello, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Napoli, in 1900
  • Agostinho Co... Mello, aged 24, who landed in America from St. Michaels, in 1906
  • Andel Mello, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Americo d'Oliveira Mello, aged 18, who settled in America from Ovar, Portugal, in 1920
  • Antonia Mello, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1921
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mello (post 1700)


  • Ingeborg Mello (1919-2009), Argentine two-time gold medalist track and field athlete at the 1951 Pan American Games
  • Craig Cameron Mello (b. 1960), American recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine(2006)
  • Branco Mello (b. 1962), Brazilian rock singer/bassist
  • Anna Vania Mello (b. 1979), Italian gold medalist volleyball player at the 2002 World Championships
  • Sergio Vieira de Mello (b. 1948), Brazilian United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2002-03)

The Mello Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus et honor
Motto Translation: Virtue and honor.


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