The name Mildon is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family 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 Mildon family
The surname Mildon 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 Mildon 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 Mildon family
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Mildon Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Mildon are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Mildon include: Milton, Mylton and others.
Early Notables of the Mildon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mildon family to Ireland
Some of the Mildon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Mildon family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Mildon or a variant listed above: Hannah Milton settled in Virginia in 1638 with her husband; Richard Milton settled in Virginia in 1620; William Milton settled in Virginia in 1654; John Milton settled in Nova Scotia in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mildon (post 1700)
- W. S. Mildon, American politician, Mayor of Eastport, Maine, 1903 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html