Mallard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The saga of the name Mallard follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Mallard 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." [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Mallard family

The surname Mallard 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.

Important Dates for the Mallard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mallard research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1430, 1502 and 1488 are included under the topic Early Mallard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mallard Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mallard were recorded, including Milward, Milwood and others.

Early Notables of the Mallard family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mallard family to Ireland

Some of the Mallard 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.

Mallard migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Mallard family emigrate to North America:

Mallard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Mallard, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607 [3]
  • Tho Mallard, who landed in Virginia in 1645 [3]
  • Fra Mallard, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [3]
  • William Mallard, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [3]
  • Henry Mallard, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mallard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliza Mallard, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [3]
Mallard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Mallard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • Richard Mallard, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [3]

Mallard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mallard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Mallard U.E. (b. 1753) born in England from New York, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1793 [4]
Mallard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Eliza Mallard, aged 25, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Mallard migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mallard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Mallard, (b. 1811), aged 38, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 6th June 1849 [5]
  • Mrs. Hannah Mallard, (b.1814), aged 35, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 6th June 1849 [5]
  • Miss Elizabeth Ann Mallard, (b.1841), aged 8, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 6th June 1849 [5]
  • Mr. George Mallard, (b.1844), aged 5, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 6th June 1849 [5]
  • Mr. William Mallard, (b.1846), aged 3, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 6th June 1849 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mallard migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mallard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Bridget Mallard, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Mallard (post 1700)

  • Josh Mallard (b. 1980), American NFL football defensive end
  • Wade Mallard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944 [6]
  • H. M. Mallard, American Republican politician, Chair of Jones County Republican Party, 1952 [6]
  • John Mallard OBE, FRSE, Scottish Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Aberdeen from 1965 until 1992
  • Henri Marie Joseph Mallard (1884-1967), Australian photographer
  • Ernest-François Mallard (1833-1894), French mineralogist and a member of the French Academy of Sciences

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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