Join
Log in  | New? Register

8,455 MELIA members around the world

Stay informed about MELIA Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to MELIA Family online & offline events

My MELIA family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

MELIA family crest

MELIA Family History

This interesting surname is of early Irish origins. It is a developed form of the Gaelic O'Maille, meaning the male descendant of the nobleman, from "mal", prince or champion. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, revered elders, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O", grandson, male descendant, or "M(a)c", denoting "son of". The surname belonged exclusively in the past to County Mayo, and this is almost equally true of the present day: over eighty five per cent of the births recorded are in Connacht and most of these are in County Mayo...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous MELIA (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!

MEET

Join the conversation with the MELIA tribe

  • Find your MELIA ancestor
  • Tell us about your MELIA Family
  • Tell us about your MELIA ancestors
  • Ask a question about the MELIA history
  • Leave a message for MELIA family members
Areas of Origin for MELIA

Invite more MELIA family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MELIA tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover where the MELIA Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the MELIA Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from