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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Michener research. Another 255 words (18 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.

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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 emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Jeannie R. Michener, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Margherita O. Michener, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1910
  • O. Edwin Michener, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910


Michener Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Abel Michener, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

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  • 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
  • James Albert Michener (1907-1997), American author awarded the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 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


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

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Michener Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Michener 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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