Clan MacMillan, New Mexico
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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.
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