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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, who 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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Kate Milden, aged 30, who 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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Milden Family Crest Products




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Citations


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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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

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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