Melrose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Melrose surname is a habitational name taken on from a place near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders.

Early Origins of the Melrose family

The surname Melrose was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.

Early History of the Melrose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melrose research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1146, 1530, 1554, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Melrose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Melrose Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Melrose, Melross, Melros, Meuros, Meuwress, Meuross and many more.

Early Notables of the Melrose family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Melrose Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Melrose migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melrose Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Melrose, who settled in Boston in 1699
Melrose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Cameron Melrose, who arrived in Connecticut in 1770
Melrose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Melrose, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Thomas Melrose, aged 40, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [1]
  • Alexander Melrose, who landed in New York in 1825 [1]
  • Alexander Melrose, his wife and child, who arrived in Albany, NY in 1825
  • F. Matthews Melrose, age 5, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Melrose migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Melrose Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Melrose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [2]

New Zealand Melrose migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Melrose Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • G. Melrose, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • J. Melrose, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • A. Melrose, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • E. Melrose, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • I. Melrose, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Melrose (post 1700) +

  • Lester Melrose (1891-1968), one of the first American producers of blues records
  • Joseph Melrose, American diplomat
  • Franklyn Taft Melrose (1907-1941), American jazz and blues pianist
  • Walter Melrose, American music publisher and lyricist
  • Harry Melrose (b. 1935), former Scottish professional football player and manager
  • James Melrose (b. 1958), Scottish retired professional footballer
  • Charles James Melrose (1913-1936), Australian aviator
  • Tony Melrose, Australian former professional rugby league footballer
  • Graham Thomas Melrose (b. 1949), former Australian rules football player
  • Andrew Melrose (1860-1928), British publisher
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Royal Oak
  • James R. Melrose, British Leading Telegraphist with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  3. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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