Melrose Family History
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Melrose Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, so named from British words that were ancestors of Welsh moel ‘bare’, ‘barren’ + rhos ‘moor’, ‘heath’. The Breton and Irish equivalents of the second element mean ‘promontory’, and this may also have been the sense here.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Penrose, Mellor, Mearns, Mellish, Pedrosa, Loose, Elmore, Mellon