Melle Family History
Melle Name Meaning
North German: habitational name from Melle near Osnabrück, earlier Menele , probably from Old Saxon gimeni ‘public’ + lo ‘woods’. Dutch and Belgian (van Melle): habitational name from places in East Flanders and North Brabant. Galician: habitational name from a village so named in Lugo province, Galicia. French: metonymic occupational name from Old French melle ‘buckle’, ‘ring’. French: habitation name from Melle-sur-Béronne in Deux-Sèvres.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press