The Clan Melville is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Fife and the Lowlands. The clan takes its name from the Norman-French “de Malleville,” meaning “from the bad town.” The Melvilles were known for their involvement in politics and their connections to the royal court. A notable figure of the clan is Sir James Melville of Halhill, who lived during the 16th and 17th centuries. Sir James Melville was a Scottish diplomat and statesman. He served as the ambassador to England and France and played a significant role in the negotiations and diplomacy between Scotland and other European powers. Sir James Melville’s diplomatic achievements and his contributions to Scottish international relations have made him a notable figure in Clan Melville’s lineage.