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Mellor is a surname of Dutch origin. Variant spellings include Meller, Mellers, Melliar and Mellors.

It is derived from the names of places including Mellor, Greater Manchester and Mellor, Lancashire, which in turn come from ancient words moel ‘bare’ + bre ‘hill’.[1]

The surname also appears on early census rolls in Dorset, where it may have a separate derivation from a Flemish name.[2]

Notable people with this surname[edit]

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  1. ^ "Mellor Family History". Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mellor Family Crest and Name History". Retrieved 2 January 2014.