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The Michel family originally lived in the town of Mitcham in the county of Surrey, England before moving north to Scotland, and taking this name with them. In Scotland, as hereditary surnames were adopted during the late Middle Ages, names derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names sometimes denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Alternatively the name was derived from the personal name Michael, meaning "who is like God" and influenced by the Norman French to Michel and later to Mitchell. The Gaelic form of the name was MacgilleMichael. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Michel Early Origins



The surname Michel was first found in Surrey. Although the records are vague, it is most likely that this name moved north from Durham or Yorkshire around 1130 and were one of the many families invited north by King David of Scotland when he ascended the throne. Significantly, John Michelsone had a safe conduct passage to England to conduct trading south of the border in 1395. Meanwhile, William Michelsone held his estates in Innerkethin Scotland. The Latinization of this name at this time was Michaelis and many of the individuals are recorded in charters under this name. John Michaelis of Brechin was the rector of that place in 1464.

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Michel Spelling Variations


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Michel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mitchell, Michel, Michell, Mitchill, Mychell, Mitcham and many more.

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Michel Early History


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Michel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Michel research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1463, 1474, 1646, 1465, 1600, 1591, 1663, 1662, 1663, 1642, 1710, 1699, 1702 and are included under the topic Early Michel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Michel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Michel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Michel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Michel In Ireland


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Michel In Ireland



Some of the Michel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Michel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Franz Ludwig Michel, who came to the Carolinas in 1701
  • Franz Ludwig Michel, who arrived in North Carolina in 1704
  • Johan Michel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Kasper Michel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Otto Henrig Michel, who landed in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Michel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Michel, who arrived in America in 1810
  • John Michel, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812
  • Frances Michel, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • George Michel, aged 52, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Jacob Michel, aged 19, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Michel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Michel, who landed in Canada in 1643
  • Andre Michel, who landed in Montreal in 1663

Michel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Michel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Mr. Carlman Michel U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Harvey Michel U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Michel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Darius Michel, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Michel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • H. Michel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bardaster" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARDASTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Bardcaster.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Michel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Michel (post 1700)



  • Prakazrel Samuel "Pras" Michel (b. 1972), American two-time Grammy-winning American rapper
  • F. Curtis Michel (b. 1934), American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut
  • Robert Henry "Bob" Michel (b. 1923), American former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Marc Michel (1932-2016), Swiss actor who appeared in more than fifty films
  • Joseph Michel (1925-2016), Christian-Democrat Belgian politician, President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives (1980-1981)
  • Jean Bernard Michel de Bellecour, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Baptiste Pierre Michel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Claude-Étienne Michel, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Georges Jean-Jacques Smarck Michel (1937-2012), Haitian businessman and politician, Prime Minister fo Haiti (1994–1995)
  • Luis Ernesto Michel (b. 1979), Mexican professional footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Michel


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Suggested Readings for the name Michel



  • The Michels Family Tree by Estella Michels.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Favente Deo supero
Motto Translation: By God’s favour I conquer.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARDASTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Bardcaster.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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The Michel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Michel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 November 2016 at 14:45.

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