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

The name Millward is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Millward is derived from the Old English word mylenweard. This name is common in the southern and western counties; elsewhere, the form Milner predominates.


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Millward are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Millward include Milward, Milwood and others.

First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millward research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1430, 1502 and 1488 are included under the topic Early Millward History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Millward Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Millward family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Millward or a variant listed above:

Millward Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • John Millward, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1675

Millward Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • James Millward, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846


  • William Millward (1822-1871), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ernest Foster "Ernie" Millward (1887-1962), English footballer
  • Jessie Millward (1861-1932), English stage actress
  • Roger Millward (b. 1947), English former rugby league footballer and coach
  • Horace Douglas "Doug" Millward (1931-2000), English former professional footballer
  • Arthur Millward, English first class cricketer and test match umpire
  • Douglas Millward (b. 1862), English former professional footballer
  • Ian Millward (b. 1960), Australian rugby league coach and former player
  • Perry Millward (b. 1992), British actor primarily known for his work on stage
  • Anna Millward (b. 1971), Australian female cycle racer



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The Millward Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Millward 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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