Origin of Melian
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Melian Origin and Immigration
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|Origin of Melian, Meaning of Melian
Origin: Melian is a celtic surname probably from French Celtic "Meillan" meaning fort or refuge (shelter). There is the town of Montmelian of celtic origin in the French Alps near Italy. It exists the variation Melean that is more common in Scotland. In Ireland "Melian" is more common. In South America you can find both "Melian" and "Melean" but all come from Melian ancestors of Canary Islands (from French invaders after Spain conquered the Canary Islands few years before Columbus's voyages). In Canada predominates Melean (from Scotland). There are both Melian and Melean in the USA, but I think Melian predominates (from Ireland).
Melian is also used as a female name in English speaking countries (not very common, though after Tolkien's books it is more popular).
Surnames: Melean, Melian
Submitted by: Gregorio Melean
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