The Melnikoff surname is of Russian, and Jewish (E. Ashkenazic) origin, and is a
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."
The surname Melnikoff was first found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.
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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.