Maylett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Maylett. It was a name given to someone who was a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Maylett 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 Maylett family

The surname Maylett 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 Maylett family

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

Maylett Spelling Variations

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 Maylett have been found, including Milward, Milwood and others.

Early Notables of the Maylett family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maylett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Maylett family to Ireland

Some of the Maylett 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.


Australia Maylett migration to Australia +

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

Maylett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Maylett, English convict who was convicted in Walsall, West Midlands, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 10th August 1838, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]


  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. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 23rd August 2020, Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie)


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