Origins Available: French
Early Origins of the Melon family
The surname Melon 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 Melon family
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Melon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Melun, Mellun, Mellon, Melon, Meluns, Melluns, Melune, Melunes, Mellune and many more.
Early Notables of the Melon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Melon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Melon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Melon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1798
Contemporary Notables of the name Melon (post 1700)
- Helen Melon, English singer and with her sister Shelly Melon founded The Melons, an indie pop band formed in Nottingham, England in 1993
The Melon 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.