Melin Family History
Melin Name Meaning
Swedish: probably an ornamental or habitational name formed with the (placename) element mel from Old Norse methal ‘mid middle’ + the adjectival suffix -in a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’. Czech (Melín): from a pet form of the personal name Melichar ‘Melchior’. French: habitational name from any of the places in Haute-Saône and Côte d'Or all named with the dialect word melin ‘mill’ from Latin molinum. French: from a shortened form of the personal name Amelin from ancient Germanic Amalin based on the element amal ‘capable brave eager’. English (Lancashire) and Irish: variant of Melling . Slovenian: probably a topographic name for someone who lived near a mill from dialect melin ‘mill’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022