Michener History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Michener family

The surname Michener was first found in Surrey where one of the first records of the name was Henry de Michenhale who was listed there in 1347 in The Place Names of Surrey. Richard Mychenall was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1512. Thomas Mychinall and John Mychinor were both listed in Surrey in 1583. [1] "Probably from Michen Hall in Godalming, Surrey." [1] Unfortunately, no record can be found today of Michen Hall.

Early History of the Michener family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Michener research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Michener History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Michener Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Michnor, Mitchnor, Mitchner, Mitchnor, Mitchener, Mitchenor and many more.

Early Notables of the Michener family (pre 1700)

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United States Michener migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Michener Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caroline D. Michener, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1892
Michener Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Helen B. Michener, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Elvin G. Michener, aged 67, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Jeannie R. Michener, who immigrated to America, in 1908
  • Margherita O. Michener, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1910
  • O. Edwin Michener, aged 60, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Michener migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Michener Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Abel Michener, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Contemporary Notables of the name Michener (post 1700) +

  • James Albert Michener (1907-1997), American author awarded the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Charles Duncan Michener (1918-2015), American entomologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1965
  • Earl Cory Michener (1876-1957), American politician, member of U.S. Congress from 1919 to 1933 and from 1935 to 1951
  • Edward Michener (1869-1947), Canadian politician appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1918. His son Roland Michener went on to be Governor General of Canada
  • The Right Honourable Daniel Roland Michener PC, CC, CMM, OOnt, CD, QC, FRHSC(hon) (1900-1991), Canadian Rhodes Scholar, lawyer, politician, and diplomat and served as the 20th Governor General of Canada from 1967 to 1974


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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