The name Mellowship belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Millichope in the county of Shropshire
. The surname Mellowship 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 Mellowship family
The surname Mellowship 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.
Early History of the Mellowship family
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Mellowship Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Mellowship include Millichamp, Millichap, Millenchop, Millcamp, Mellcamp, Mellencamp, Millcomp, Milcamp, Milcomp, Millicamp, Millicomp, Millichope and many more.
Early Notables of the Mellowship family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mellowship family to Ireland
Some of the Mellowship family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mellowship family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mellowship Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Mellowship, aged 41, a brickmaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
- George Mellowship, aged 14, a brick maker, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
- Henry Mellowship, aged 16, a brick maker, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"