Early Origins of the Meloche family
The surname Meloche was first found in Ile-de-France, at Mellun, a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department. One of the first records of the name was Robert of Melun (c.
1100-1167), an English-born, scholastic Christian theologian who taught in Mellun, France. Little is known of him other than he studied under Peter Abelard and Hugh of St. Victor at the University of Paris and by 1137, he was a teacher in the school on Mont Ste-Genevieve. He was later involved in the Council of Reims in 1148. After teaching in Paris for 40 years, he was recalled to England
by King Henry II in 1160, and was appointed Bishop of Hereford in 1163.
Early History of the Meloche family
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Meloche Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Melun, Mellun, Mellon, Melon, Meluns, Melluns, Melune, Melunes, Mellune and many more.
Early Notables of the Meloche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meloche family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anne Melun, who came to Louisiana in 1719; Elizabeth Melun, who settled in New York, NY in 1824; John Mellan, aged 16, who settled in Maryland in 1776.
Contemporary Notables of the name Meloche (post 1700)
- Dr. Henry Paul Meloche (1929-1999), American research biochemist who specialized in the field of enzyme stereochemistry
- Denis Meloche (b. 1952), Canadian former professional WHA ice hockey player who played from 1972 to 1978
- Nicolas Meloche (b. 1997), Canadian junior ice hockey defenceman
- Vanessa Meloche (b. 1985), Canadian gymnast, 2002 Canadian National Uneven Bars Champion, three-time bronze medalist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
- Lise Meloche (b. 1960), Canadian four-time World Cup gold medalist in the biathalon
- Éric Meloche (b. 1976), Canadian professional ice hockey right winger
- Gilles Meloche (b. 1950), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender from Montreal, Quebec, current goaltending coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins
The Meloche Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus et honor
Motto Translation: Virtue and honor.