Melword History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Melword family
The surname Melword was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Melword family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melword research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1510, 1600, 1076, 1084, 1194, 1135, 1406, 1562, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Melword History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Melword Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Melward, Mellward, Melword, Mellword, Melwood and many more.
Early Notables of the Melword family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Melword family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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