The Melnik 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."
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Spelling variations of this family name include: Melnikov, Melnikoff, Melnick, Melnik and others.
Early Notables of the Melnik family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Melnik family
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.