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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2015

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Where did the Russian Melnick family come from? What is the Russian Melnick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Melnick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Melnick family history?

The Melnick surname is of Russian, and Jewish (E. Ashkenazic) origin, and is a patronymic from an occupational name for a miller of grain. It comes from the Russian word "melnik" meaning "miller."With the suffix "-ev/-ov," the name generally means "son of the miller."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Melnikov, Melnikoff, Melnick, Melnik and others.

First found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melnick research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1722 and 1785 are included under the topic Early Melnick History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Melnick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the name who have settled in North America; although no records were found of the Russian form of this name in the passenger and immigration lists consulted, there was Nykola Melnyk, born in 1873.


  • Joseph Louis Melnick (1914-2001), American epidemiologist
  • Ashley Lauren Melnick (b. 1989), American beauty pageant titleholder
  • Peter Rodgers Melnick (b. 1958), American composer for film, television and musical theatre
  • David Melnick (b. 1938), American poet
  • Natasha Melnick (b. 1984), American television and film actress
  • Daniel Melnick (1932-2009), American film producer and movie studio executive
  • Bruce Edward Melnick (b. 1949), former NASA astronaut with over 300 hours in space
  • Mitch Melnick (b. 1959), Canadian radio sports broadcaster
  • Christine Melnick, politician in Manitoba, Canada


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

This page was last modified on 2 April 2015 at 21:23.

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