When Jan Jonsson Melin was born on 4 April 1812, in Fryksände, Värmland, Sweden, his father, Jan Olsson, was 51 and his mother, Karin Jonsson, was 49. He married Marit Persdotter on 1 January 1837, in Fryksände, Värmland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sunne, Värmland, Sweden in 1798. He died on 2 April 1880, in Svenneby, Värmland, Sweden, at the age of 67, and was buried in Svenneby, Värmland, Sweden.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alvar, Anders, Hilmer, Hiltrud, Sven.
Swedish: probably an ornamental or habitational name formed with the (placename) element mel, from Old Norse methal ‘mid, middle’, + the adjectival suffix -in, a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’.
Czech (Melín): from a pet form of the personal name Melichar ‘Melchior’.