Clan Melville

Basic Info.

Melville Clan Crest

Melville Clan Crest


Crest: A ratch-hound’s head erased Proper, collared Gules
Motto: Denique Coelum (Heaven at Last)
Origin of Name: Place name, France
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan


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Melville Tartan

Melville Ancient

Melville Ancient

Melville Clan tartan

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Clan History

Melville Castle

Melville Castle

Melville History

The name Melville originates from Normandy, where Guillaume de Maleville was a companion of William, Duke of Normandy. Guillaume fought at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The family settled in Scotland during the reign of David I, where they were granted lands in Midlothian.

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Clan Lands

Melville Lands

Melville Map

Melville Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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