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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Italian : from a personal name or affectionate nickname from miele ‘honey’.
  • French : metonymic occupational name for a producer of honey, from a feminine form of miel ‘honey’.
  • Dutch : from a personal name, perhaps of Germanic origin, or from a reduced form of the personal names Amilius, Amelis, or Emilia.

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