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Where did the English Melley family come from? What is the English Melley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Melley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Melley family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mell, Mel, Melle, Mele and others.
First found in Somerset where Mells (St. Andrew), is a civil parish, in the union of Frome, in the hundred of Mells and Leigh. The parish dates back to pre- Domesday Book and was known as Milne in 942 derived from the Old English word "myln."  By the time of the Domesday Book the name place name had evolved to "Mulle" or "Mulne" which meant "several mills." At that time, it was part of the land of St Mary of Glastonbury and held land big enough for 20 ploughs. The mill was also operative.  In Suffolk, Mells is a hamlet in the parish of Wenshaston in the union and hundred of Blything. This hamlet has always been much smaller than the Somerset locale as in the early 19th century the Somerset village had 1,261 residents while the Suffolk hamlet had only 123.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melley research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Melley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Melley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Melley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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