This interesting surname of English origin is an occupational name for a miller deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century "mylen(e)", Middle English mille, milne meaning mill plus the suffix "s" "son of". The surname dates back to the early 14th Century, (see below). Further recordings include one Roger le Meller (1327), "The Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk", and Willelmus de Meller (1379), "The Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire". Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Mellor, Mellors, Millers, etc.. Anne Mellors was christened on September 21st 1561, at St. Mary Whitchapel, London. Mihil Mellers was christened on October 5th 1565, at St. Mary Whitechapel, London, and Alice Mellers married Peter Scarborough on July 2nd 1609, at All Hallows, London Wall. William, son of John and Elizabeth Mellers, was christened on August 2nd 1688, at St. James Clerkenwell, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger le Meller, which was dated 1319, "The Estates of Crowland Abbey, Cambridgeshire", during the reign of King Edward 11, "Edward of Caernafon", 1307 - 1327. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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