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Milden is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Oxfordshire where they were established since early times. The name originally came from the words mill-town and denoted that the town had a mill.

Milden Early Origins



The surname Milden was first found in Oxfordshire where the name was derived from the place name Milton of which there are many that still survive today. However, there is strong evidence that the family descended from the Norman family of De Camville who held a baronial estate in the area as the arms of that family and the name Milden both have the double-headed eagle. The Camville or Campvilles date back to before William the Conqueror. Continuing the investigation further, we found the Camvilles of Milton appear continuously in records after the Domesday Book. For example, Gerard de Camville, Baron of Milton had three sons ( c. 1230). The youngest was probably the ancestor of the Miltons.

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Milden Spelling Variations


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Milden Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Milden family name include Milton, Mylton and others.

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Milden Early History


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Milden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milden research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1340, 1608, 1674 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Milden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Milden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Milden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Milden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Milden In Ireland


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Milden In Ireland



Some of the Milden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Milden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Milden a seaman, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm

Milden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Milden, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Kate Milden, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Milden Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Milden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Milden 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.

This page was last modified on 3 April 2014 at 11:06.

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