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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Michell 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)


Michell Early Origins



The surname Michell 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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Michell Spelling Variations


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Michell Spelling Variations



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

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Michell Early History


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Michell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Michell 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 Michell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Michell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Michell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Michell In Ireland


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Michell In Ireland



Some of the Michell 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:

Michell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Michell, who landed in Virginia in 1620-1621
  • Frances Michell, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Joanna Michell, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Edward Michell, who landed in New England in 1638
  • Walter Michell, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Michell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Michell, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Valantine Michell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Frederick Michell, aged 17, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Andries Michell, who landed in New York in 1748
  • Barnard Michell, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Michell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Michell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Thomas Michell, who arrived in California in 1879

Michell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Michell arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Martha Michell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Paul Michell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • William Michell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • Elizabeth A. Michell, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Michell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard B. Michell, aged 20, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Mary A. Michell, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Girando Michell, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • John C. Michell, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Michell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Michell (post 1700)



  • Keith Joseph Michell (1926-2015), Australian actor, best known for his television and film portrayals of King Henry VIII of England
  • John Michell (1724-1793), English geologist

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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 Godís favour I conquer.


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See Also


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm

Other References

  1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

The Michell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Michell 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.

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