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Early Origins of the Melten family
The surname Melten was first found in Norfolk
, where the name is associated with the village of "Melton Constable." Roger Longsword held the village for a Bishop William, who in turn was granted the manor and estates by King William. At the taking of the Domesday Book
census of England
in 1086 the village consisted a Norman church, 8 cattle, and a tower. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The village was chartered in 1290 by King Edward 1st of England
. The first on record of the name Melton was Siwate de Meltona who had moved north to Yorkshire
in 1175. William Melton, Archbishop of York (d. 1340) is generally believed to have been born in Melton, in the civil parish of Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire
. Melton is also a village in Suffolk
about one mile north east of Woodbridge.
Early History of the Melten family
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Melten Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Melton, Mellton, Meltone, Meltin, Melten, Meltan and others.
Early Notables of the Melten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Melten family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas and Hannah Melton, who arrived in Virginia in 1638; Henry and Thomas Melton arrived in Virginia in 1635.