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Where did the English Mighill family come from? What is the English Mighill family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mighill family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mighill family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mighill, Mihil, Mial, Mighell, Miggel, Miggle and many more.

First found in Suffolk where the family was anciently seated. The first on record was John Miggel, recorded with lands in Suffolk in 1327 and in the same year Richard Mighell was found in Essex.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mighill research. Another 210 words(15 lines of text) covering the year 1598 is included under the topic Early Mighill History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Mighill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Mighill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mighill Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Mighill, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • Ann Mighill, who landed in Virginia in 1619
  • Thomas Mighill, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Thomas Mighill, who settled in Rowley Massachusetts in 1640

Mighill Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • John and William Mighill or Mighell, who settled in Mobile, Alabama in 1840
  • William E Mighill, aged 30, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1847
  • John Mighill, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1853


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The Mighill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mighill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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