Melville


Melville households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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Surname Dictionary

Melville Quite numerous: Belfast, Down etc. Scottish, of Norman origin from a place in Normandy. However, the name may stand for Mulvihill and Mulfaal. SS & SI.
Ó Maolfábhail Lavelle, MacFall: líonmhar: Connachta & Ulaidh, Cill Mhantáin-Cill Dara-an Mhí. Bíodh gur sloinne Francach Lavelle, is cosúil gur Gaeil ar fad atá i gceist annso. Bhí clann amháin in Inis Eoghain agus ceann eile ag Domhnach Pádraig i nGaillimh. Deineadh Lavelle den dream deireannach sa, ag iarraidh a sinsearthacht Ghaelach a cheilt. Bíonn Melville orthu, uaireannta. Fréamh: de réir an Duinnínigh, ciallaíonn "fabhal" bogadh, casadh, turas. Fear mór taistil, b'fhéidir! MIF.

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