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Mellon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, German, Irish


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.

Early Origins of the Mellon family


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.

Early History of the Mellon family


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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.

Early Notables of the Mellon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mellon family to the New World and Oceana


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
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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"

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
  • Matthew Taylor Mellon II (1964-2018), American businessman, Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee’s finance committee
  • William Larimer "W.L." Mellon Sr. (1868-1949), American businessman and politician, founder of Gulf Oil in 1901, Chairman of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania (1926-1928)
  • 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
  • ... (Another 7 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)

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