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Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name Mellon is O Meallain, which is derived from the word meall, which means pleasant.

Mellon Early Origins



The surname Mellon was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Mellon Spelling Variations


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Mellon Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Mellon family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Mallon, O'Mallon, O'Malin, O'Mellan, Malin, Mellan and many more.

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Mellon Early History


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Mellon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mellon research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mellon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mellon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mellon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mellon 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Mellon:

Mellon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nich Mellon, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [1]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)

Mellon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Mellon, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764 [1]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)

Mellon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Mellon, aged 20, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]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 Mellon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]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)
  • C Mellon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]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)
  • James Mellon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [1]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)
  • Arthur Mellon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mellon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ann Mellon, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, in 1904
  • Alma Mellon, aged 6, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1908
  • Ailsa Mellon, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Anna Mellon, aged 4, who settled in America from Bellshill, Scotland, in 1909
  • Bernard Mellon, aged 4, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mellon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Mellon, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mellon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mellon (post 1700)



  • Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937), American banker, one of the longest serving U.S. Treasury Secretaries in history (1921 to 1932)
  • Thomas Mellon (1813-1908), Irish-born, American entrepreneur, lawyer, judge, founder of Mellon Bank, and patriarch of the Mellon family
  • Rachel "Bunny" Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon (1910-2014), American horticulturalist, gardener, philanthropist, and art collector, second wife of philanthropist and horse breeder Paul Mellon
  • William Larimer "Larry" Mellon Jr. (1910-1989), American philanthropist
  • William Larimer Mellon Sr. (1868-1949), American entrepreneur, founder of Gulf Oil
  • Timothy Mellon, American entrepreneur, founder of Guilford Transportation Industries
  • Richard King Mellon (1899-1970), American financier
  • Richard B. Mellon (1858-1933), American banker, industrialist and philanthropist
  • Rachel Mellon Walton (1899-2006), American philanthropist
  • Christopher Mellon (b. 1958), American former politician and businessman
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Mellon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mellon 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.

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