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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.

Mildon Early Origins



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.

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Mildon Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mildon Early History


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Mildon Early History



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

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Mildon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mildon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Mildon In Ireland


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Mildon In Ireland



Some of the Mildon 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mildon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mildon (post 1700)



  • W. S. Mildon, American politician, Mayor of Eastport, Maine, 1903

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Mildon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mildon 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 23 November 2015 at 11:21.

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