Melthem History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Melthem family

The surname Melthem was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Metham, a township, in the parish and union of Howden, wapentake of Howdenshire. "The township comprises 920 acres, of which two-thirds are arable. Metham Hall was built by Sir George Metham, whose family were long seated here." [1] At the time of the Domesday census, in 1086, Metham was occupied by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman noble.

Some of the family were later found at Marr in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "It was once the residence of the family of Metham, of whose spacious and handsome mansion considerable remains existed some years since." [1]

Important Dates for the Melthem family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melthem research. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1276 and 1573 are included under the topic Early Melthem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Melthem Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Metham, Methem, Mettam, Mettham, Meetham, Meatham, Meethem, Methan and many more.

Early Notables of the Melthem family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Melthem Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Melthem family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samual Mettam (alternatively Methen) arrived in Virgina in 1713; and another Samual Mettam arrived in New York in 1854. S.Methan arrived in San Francisco in 1851..


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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