Origins Available: English
The distinguished surname Mihel is one of the many names that was brought to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is derived from the Middle English personal name
"Mihel," which was a vernacular form of "Michael," meaning "Who is like the Lord?"
Early Origins of the Mihel family
The surname Mihel was first found in Norfolk
, where the given name Mihel is thought to have emerged. The earliest known bearer of the surname was John Mihell, who was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls
Early History of the Mihel family
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Mihel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mayell, Mayall, Miall, Myhill, Miell, Myall, Myell, Mihell and many more.
Early Notables of the Mihel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mihel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Mayell, who settled in Barbados in 1658; William Mayell, who was naturalized in New York in 1797; William Mayall, who was living in Delaware in 1812.