Mellow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Mellow is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Mellow family once lived in the settlement of Millichope in the county of Shropshire. The surname Mellow belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Mellow family

The surname Mellow was first found in Shropshire where the surname is associated with the village of Millichope. The village of Millichope, a Norman spelling of the Anglo-Saxon Melicope, was held in 1086 by Helgot from Earl Roger, a companion of King William.

Important Dates for the Mellow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mellow research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1255, and 1622 are included under the topic Early Mellow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mellow Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mellow family name include Millichamp, Millichap, Millenchop, Millcamp, Mellcamp, Mellencamp, Millcomp, Milcamp, Milcomp, Millicamp, Millicomp, Millichope and many more.

Early Notables of the Mellow family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mellow family to Ireland

Some of the Mellow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mellow migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Mellow surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Mellow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Henry Mellow, who landed in New York in 1761 [1]

Mellow migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mellow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Mellow, (b. 1853), aged 24, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "St. Lawrence" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 8th June 1877 [2]

Mellow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mellow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Mellow, (b. 1850), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 28th June 1872 aboard the ship "Bebington" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 25th October 1872 [3]

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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Wellington 1872-1880 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nz_wellington.pdf    
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