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Where did the English Mulford family come from? What is the English Mulford family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mulford family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mulford family history?The lineage of the name Mulford begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of the various settlements called Milford in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, and the West Riding of Yorkshire, or in the place called Long Melford in the county of Suffolk. The surname Mulford belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Mulford has undergone many spelling variations, including Milforde, Milford, Millford, Millforde, Melford and many more.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Milford, in the diocese of York. This did not appear in the Domesday Book in 1080, and it must be assumed that the manor emerged about the 12th or 13th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulford research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1292, 1379, and 1618 are included under the topic Early Mulford History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Mulford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mulford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mulford were among those contributors:
Mulford Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Mulford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mulford 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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