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Millikan Surname History


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Millikan. They lived in Wigtown, a former royal burgh in the Machars of Galloway in the south west of Scotland. This burgh is first mentioned in an indenture of 1292, and the fact that the sheriffdom was in existence at the time of the Largs campaign of 1263 suggests that the burgh may also have been recognized as such during the reign of Alexander III.


Early Origins of the Millikan family


The surname Millikan was first found in Wigtownshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Millikan family


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Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1526, 1612, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Millikan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Millikan Spelling Variations


Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Millikan has been spelled Milligan, Millicen, Millicken, Milliken, Milligan and many more.

Early Notables of the Millikan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Millikan family to Ireland


Some of the Millikan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Millikan family to the New World and Oceana


For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Jane Mullican, listed in a land patent record in Maryland in 1674; Bryant Milligan, who is on record in Virginia in 1705; Alexander, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Martin, Samuel, Thomas and William Milligan all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Millikan (post 1700)


  • Ruth Garrett Millikan (b. 1933), American philosopher of biology, psychology, and language
  • Robert Andrews Millikan (1868-1953), American experimental physicist who won the 1923 Nobel Prize
  • Willard W. Millikan, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 13 aerial victories
  • Thomas Millikan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1916 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • R. T. Millikan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marcelline Millikan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John R. Millikan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928, 1932 (alternate) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. F. Millikan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1900 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank M. Millikan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1896 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donald D. Millikan, American politician, Mayor of Salina, Kansas, 1969-70 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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