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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. mikhlee [key]
Other Forms FormsMichelin, Michelet
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It originated when an immigrant family named Michelet came to New York from Northern France. Because they had a foreign surname, they made up the names Mickley and Michelin. The originator was Jean Jacques Michelet (John Jacob Mickley), a private in the Revolutionary War. He is known for saving the Liberty Bell in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1776. There was a small town named Mickley, Pennsylvania in the 1800's.