Melton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Melton family

The surname Melton 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. [1] 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. Melton-Mowbray in Leicestershire is also of great significance to the family in early times. "The old name of this place was Medeltune, gradually contracted to Melton, indicating the situation of the town in the middle of the five hamlets that compose the parish; the adjunct Mowbray is the name of its ancient lords, which they assumed by command of Henry I." [2]

Early History of the Melton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melton research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1317, 1340, 1325 and 1326 are included under the topic Early Melton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Melton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Melton, Mellton, Meltone, Meltin, Melten, Meltan and others.

Early Notables of the Melton family (pre 1700)

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United States Melton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry and Thomas Melton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Melton, aged 23, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [3]
  • Thomas and Hannah Melton, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • John Melton, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [3]
  • Thomas Melton, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Melton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eleel Melton, aged 32, who arrived in Texas in 1830 [3]
  • Aaron Melton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • A. Melton, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Harry Melton, aged 22, who arrived in America from Leeds, England, in 1897
Melton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. Melton, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • Annie R. Melton, aged 45, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1904
  • James Melton, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Mary Ellen Melton, aged 17, who arrived in America from Skreen, Ireland, in 1906
  • Mrs. Thomas A. Melton, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Melton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Fred Melton, aged 42, who arrived in Vancouver, Canada, in 1923
  • Tom Melton, aged 38, who arrived in Vancouver, Canada, in 1923

Australia Melton migration to Australia +

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

Melton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Melton, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Abraham Melton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Melton (post 1700) +

  • Emory Melton (1923-2015), American politician, Member of the Missouri Senate (1972-1996)
  • Matthew Melton (b. 1982), American musician, songwriter, producer, and photographer
  • Reuben Franklin Melton (1917-1971), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1941 to 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies
  • Kaitlyn "Kate" Melton (b. 1992), American actress, best known for her roles in two Scooby Doo movies
  • Clifford George "Cliff" Melton (1912-1986), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played eight seasons (1937-1944) with the New York Giants
  • Patrick Melton (b. 1975), American screenwriter, producer and novelist
  • Parvathi Melton (b. 1988), American actress and former model, known for her work in India
  • James Melton (1904-1961), American pop singer in the 1920s and early 1930s, known for his work on The Firestone Hour in 1933, on Ward's Family Theater in 1935, The Sealtest Sunday Night Party (1936), The Palmolive Beauty Box Theater (1937)
  • William Edwin "Bill" Melton (b. 1945), nicknamed "Beltin' Melton," American former third baseman in Major League Baseball
  • Buckner Franklin "Buck" Melton (1923-2014), American politician, author and lawyer, Mayor of Macon, Georgia (1975-1979)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm


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