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Early Origins of the Milam family

The surname Milam was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Milam family

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Milam Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Milani, Milano, Milan, Milanesi, Milanese, Milanzoli and many more.

Early Notables of the Milam family (pre 1700)

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Milam Ranking

In the United States, the name Milam is the 2,735th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]

United States Milam migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Milam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lucci Milam, aged 41, who landed in America from Megnago, Milano, in 1902
  • Justina Milam, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Galicia, in 1906
  • Carmelia Milam, aged 18, who landed in America from Mineo, Italy, in 1912
  • William Jr. Milam, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Milam (post 1700) +

  • Carl H. Milam (1884-1963), American educaor and librarian
  • Lorenzo Wilson Milam (b. 1933), American writer and activist
  • Troy Milam (b. 1980), American professional ice hockey player
  • Jamie Milam (b. 1984), American professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Matthew W. Milam (b. 1961), American Democratic Party politician
  • Jesse Bartley Milam (1884-1949), American Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1941 to 1949)
  • Wilson Milam, American Tony award nominated theatre director
  • Benjamin Rush "Ben" Milam (1788-1835), American miner and militiaman, leading figure in the Texas Revolution, eponym of Milam County, Texas
  • R. F. Milam, American politician, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, 1913-15 [2]
  • Josephine Milam, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Milam +

  • Family: Roots, Ties, and Trails by Mary C. Sturgeon.
  • Jordan Milam and the Descendants of his Son John Milam by Eunice Chandler Hockey.

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook