The distinguished surname Mellors emerged among the industrious people of Flanders
, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish
and English nations, many Flemish
migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name
. The manner in which hereditary surnames
arose is interesting. Local
surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish
surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la
or de le,
which mean of the
or from the.
The Mellors family originally lived in the settlement of Mellor in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Mellors belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Mellors family
The surname Mellors was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Mellors family
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Mellors Spelling Variations
surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations
. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish
settlers in England
, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish
names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Mellers, Mellors, Meller, Mellor, Melliar and others.
Early Notables of the Mellors family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mellors family to the New World and Oceana
Study of Passenger and Immigration lists has revealed that among early immigrants bearing the Mellors surname were:
Mellors Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Mellors, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Mary Mellors, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
- Edward Mellors, aged 31, who landed in America from Earlestown, in 1899
Mellors Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bertha Mellors, aged 30, who settled in America from Wakefield, England, in 1906
- Samuel Mellors, aged 46, who settled in America from Wakefield, England, in 1906
- Ida Mellors, aged 11, who landed in America from Chilwell, England, in 1913
- Robert Mellors, aged 39, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1915
- Audrey Elizabeth Mellors, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mellors (post 1700)
- Constance Mellors, American actress, best known for her work on Three's Company
- Nathaniel Mellors, American television director and producer, best known for his work on The Time Surgeon
Historic Events for the Mellors family
- Mr. William John Mellors, aged 19, English Second Class passenger from Chelsea, London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible B CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html