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Subject: Re: surnames Melia & O'Melia
Author: Stephen Melia   (guest)
Date: October 26, 2017 at 5:41 PM
Reply to: Re: surnames Melia & O'Melia by S.Melia

Hi All,

I'm looking into the origins of my surname Melia. I am Scottish however my grandparents were Irish from Summerhill in County Meath and I have been told that the name originates from Malta?? as during the Spanish war with England alot of Spanish/Mailtese settled in Southern Ireland. Most of my family have the typical re hair and pale skin but I have some family members who have olive skin and dark hair which would explain that theory. If any of you can help me out, please let me know. My email is srmelia78@hotmail.com

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