Clan MacMillan, New Mexico
Melanson
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From an English form of MacMillan - i.e. Millanson - but most interestingly to be found in Nova Scotia (and France itself) as Melanšon; though there is some doubt about the derivation of the French-Canadian name from the Anglo-Scottish one. Somerled MacMillan claimed that some at least of the Nova Scotia Melansons were descended from a Peter MacMellan who emigrated from Tarbert, Loch Fyne to Boston, Massachusetts, in the mid-17th century; going in due course to Nova Scotia, where his sons changed their name to Mellanson. Sadly Somerled seems to have left no information about his sources for this assertion.
Information on this page excerpted from http://www.clanmacmillan.org/Septs.htm
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