Roots of the family
First people came soon after Ice age to Mänttä-Vilppula district. It has been found some argeologic objects like stone leather scraper, waternut seeds and ancient stoneaxe from the Melanen farm area. After Matti J. Kankaanpää research Melanen ancients family has moved to North Pirkanmaa from Savo Ristiina district. To Vilppula Vitsakoski Antti Heikkisson Melainen came about 1560-1570. After Antti Melainen the farm has seen 17 generations and wide family of people has spread all over the word.
Spreaded family has been named to eleven genealogical principal arms: Lapinniemi, Riihiniemi, Isoniemi, Saapastorppa, Melanen, Tyynysniemi, Saukkoniemi, Rauhalammi, Viitaniemi, Niemelä ja Liukko.
Melanen son Matti Tuomaanpoika settlet after Iso Viha in first 1700 to Lapinniemi Kuorevesi. This generation has spreaded numerously all over North Pirkanmaa.
Lapinniemi farm Kuorevesi
Tuomas Heikinpoika Melanen settled to Keuruu Saapastorppa 1698. This generation has spreaded to Keuruu and Middle of Finland.
Tyynysniemi generation originated when Sigrid Martinpoika Melainen settled depopulated Tyynysniemi farm as farmer.