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Melville (surname)

Melville (surname)

Melville is a surname and a given name. The surname has two different origins: Scottish and Irish. The given name originates from England and Scotland.

Origins

Surname In Scotland the name is a habitational name, originally of Norman origin, derived from any of several places called Malleville in Normandy. The place name Malleville is derived from the Latin elements mala meaning "bad", and ville meaning "settlement". In Ireland the surname is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Ó Maoilmhichíl which means "descendant of Maoilmhichil". The Gaelic personal name Maoilmhichil means "devotee of (Saint) Michael".. The surname is sometimes spelled without the terminal "e": Melvill.Given name The given name Melville is of English and Scottish origin. The name is derived from the Scottish surname.

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