Early Origins of the Mildenhall family
The surname Mildenhall was first found in Suffolk
at Mildenhall, a small market town and civil parish which dates back to c. 1050 when it was listed as Mildenhale. By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the town was listed as Mitdenehalla and possibly meant "middle nook of land," having derived from the Old English words middel + halh. Mildenhall is also a village and civil parish in the Kennet Valley in Wiltshire
and this village dates back further to 803 when it was listed as Mildanhald. Over one hundred
years later, the village was listed as Mildenhalle in the Domesday Book
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
But it is in the Suffolk
town that we find the first occurrence of the surname for in 1170 Andrew Mildenhale was listed as holding estates in that county. The Mildenhall Treasure is a major hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth-century AD, found at West Row, near Mildenhall in 1942 by Gordon Butler while ploughing.
Early History of the Mildenhall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mildenhall research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1560 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Mildenhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mildenhall Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mildenhall, Mindenhall, Mendenhall, Miltonhall and others.
Early Notables of the Mildenhall family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Mildenhall (1560-1614) or John Midnall, a British explorer and adventurer and one of the first to make an overland journey... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mildenhall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mildenhall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mildenhall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Mildenhall, aged 48, who arrived in America from Ansham, England, in 1907
Mildenhall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Stephen Mildenhall, aged 26, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
- Emma R. Mildenhall, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
- Frank R. Mildenhall, aged 8 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Mildenhall (post 1700)
- Andrew Mildenhall (b. 1966), former English cricketer who played from 1989 to 1990 for Wiltshire
- Stephen James "Steve" Mildenhall (b. 1979), English football goalkeeper
- William James "Jack" Mildenhall (1891-1962), Australian photographer and civil servant, best known for having photographed construction of the new Australian capital, Canberra in the 1920s and 1930s
- Jonathan Mildenhall, British Chief Marketing Officer at Airbnb, former Vice President at the Coca-Cola Company
- Bill Mildenhall (b. 1953), Australian former basketball referee in the National Basketball League and Australian rules footballer
- Neil Mildenhall (b. 1968), Australian rules footballer who played for the Fremantle Dockers in 1995
- Bruce Allan Mildenhall (b. 1953), Australian politician, Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Footscray (1992-2006)