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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Swedish: probably an ornamental name composed of the place name element mel from Old Norse meðal ‘mid(dle)’ + the common surname suffix -(l)in, from Latin -(l)inius.
  2. French: from a short form of the personal name Amelin.
  3. French: habitational name from places in Haute-Saône and Côte d’Or, all named with the dialect word melin ‘mill’, from Latin molinum.
  4. Breton: topographic name for someone who lived at a mill or an occupational nickname for a miller, from milin, melin ‘mill’.
  5. Czech (Melín): derivative of the personal name Melichar (see Melchior).
  6. Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): unexplained.
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