Early Origins of the Mendenhal family
The surname Mendenhal was first found in Suffolk
at Mildenhall, a small market town and civil parish which dates back to c. 1050 when it was listed as Mildenhale. By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the town was listed as Mitdenehalla and possibly meant "middle nook of land," having derived from the Old English words middel + halh. Mildenhall is also a village and civil parish in the Kennet Valley in Wiltshire
and this village dates back further to 803 when it was listed as Mildanhald. Over one hundred
years later, the village was listed as Mildenhalle in the Domesday Book
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
But it is in the Suffolk
town that we find the first occurrence of the surname for in 1170 Andrew Mildenhale was listed as holding estates in that county. The Mildenhall Treasure is a major hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth-century AD, found at West Row, near Mildenhall in 1942 by Gordon Butler while ploughing.
Early History of the Mendenhal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mendenhal research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1560 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Mendenhal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mendenhal Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mildenhall, Mindenhall, Mendenhall, Miltonhall and others.
Early Notables of the Mendenhal family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Mildenhall (1560-1614) or John Midnall, a British explorer and adventurer and one of the first to make an overland journey... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mendenhal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mendenhal family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. In the U.S.A. the name assumed the spelling Mendenhall and our first recorded settlers, A &.