Mellis Family History
Mellis Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with mylenas, plural of mylen ‘mill’. Scottish and northern Irish (of Scottish origin): from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Maol Íosa ‘devotee of Jesus’. Greek: variant of Melis. Dutch: unexplained. Latvian: nickname from mells ‘black’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press