Melbourne Family History
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Melbourne Name Meaning
English (mainly East Midlands): habitational name from any of various places. Melbourne in former East Yorkshire is recorded in Domesday Book as Middelburne, from Old English middel ‘middle’ + burna ‘stream’; the first element was later replaced by the cognate Old Norse meðal. Melbourne in Derbyshire has as its first element Old English mylen ‘mill’, and Melbourn in Cambridgeshire probably Old English melde ‘milds’, a type of plant.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press