In ancient Scotland
, Millare was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in the county of Dumfries.
Early Origins of the Millare family
The surname Millare was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where the Millare family held a family seat
from ancient times. One line had its ancestral seat at Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire
. During the Middle Ages, occupational
names were frequently recorded in Latin; thus, one who worked at a mill would have been documented under the name Milendinarius, Le Molendinator, or De Molendino. The modern spellings "Miller" and "Millar" came into general use about 1500; earlier documents usually show the name in Latin.
Early History of the Millare family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millare research.Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1253 is included under the topic Early Millare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Millare Spelling Variations
Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations
in Scottish names. Millare has been spelled Miller, Millar, Myllar, Mylar, Millare, Myllair and many more.
Early Notables of the Millare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Millare family to Ireland
Some of the Millare family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Millare family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland
. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence
solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: John Millar, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705; Daniel Millar, who settled in Maryland in 1714; George Millar, who was recorded as a runaway servant, convict, or slave in Delaware in 1754.