Last name origins & meanings:
- North German: habitational name from Melle near Osnabrück,
earlier Menele , probably from Old Saxon gimēni
‘public’ + lō ‘woods’.
- Dutch and Belgian (van
Melle): habitational name from places in East Flanders and North
- Galician: habitational name from a village so
named in Lugo province, Galicia.
- French: metonymic
occupational name from Old French melle ‘buckle’, ‘ring’.
- French: habitation name from Melle-sur-Béronne in
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