The surname Mickles comes from the Middle Scottish word "meikle," "meikle" and "mekill" which meant "great," or "large." Contrary to what one may think, It is generally believed that the name was not a patronymic
variant of the personal name
Michael. Today, Meikle Loch is an inland loch in Aberdeenshire; Meikle Millyea, a mountain in South West Scotland; and Meikle Pap, a mountain in North East Scotland
. Meikle Earnock is a suburb in the south of Hamilton, Scotland.
Early Origins of the Mickles family
The surname Mickles was first found in Liddesdale
, where one of the first records of the name was Willelmus Mykl from the parish of Fyvy who was excommunicated in 1382. A few years later, Robertus Mykyl was a juror on assize in 1389. William Mikil (Mukill) was a juror on an inquest at Narn in 1431. 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)
Early History of the Mickles family
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Mickles Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Mickles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mickles family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Meiklejohn, aged 32, who settled in Barbados in 1745; Robert Micklejohn, aged 23, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1849.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mickles (post 1700)
- Joseph Nathan Mickles (b. 1965), former American football running back
The Mickles 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: Vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.