The name Malar comes from one of the family having worked as a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Malar is derived from the Old English word mylenweard.
This name is common in the southern and western counties; elsewhere, the form Milner
predominates. The "mill-ward" was the keeper of the mill having derived from the Middle English words "melle, mulle, and mulne." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Malar family
The surname Malar was 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.
Early History of the Malar family
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Malar Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Malar have been found, including: Milward, Milwood and others.
Early Notables of the Malar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Malar family to Ireland
Some of the Malar family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Malar family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Malar, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Henry Milward, who arrived in Virginia in 1622 with his wife, child, and sister; David and James Milward settled in Boston in 1652; Thomas Milward settled in New England