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.
Early Origins of the Milden family
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.
Early History of the Milden family
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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.
Early Notables of the Milden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Milden family to 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.
Migration of the Milden family to the New World and Oceana
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 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