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Mildred is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the female personal name Mildred, which is derived from the Old English forename Mildthryth. This was a common name during the medieval period due to the popularity of St. Mildred. The name Mildred is a metronymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.

Mildred Early Origins



The surname Mildred was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat.

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Mildred Spelling Variations


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Mildred Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mildred have been found, including Mildred, Mildreth, Mildredd, Mildryth, Meldred, Meldreth, Meldryth, Meldryd, Mildrath and many more.

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Mildred Early History


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Mildred Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mildred research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1196, 1327, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Mildred History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mildred Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mildred Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mildred Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Mildred, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Mildred Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Mildred settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Ch H Mildred, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838

Mildred Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Mildred 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
  • Hiram Telemachus Mildred 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
  • R.N. Mildred 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
  • Henry Richard Mildred arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Elizabeth Sarah Mildred arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mildred (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mildred (post 1700)



  • Henry Richard Mildred (1795-1877), English immigrant to Kangaroo Island, Australia in 1837 and became a politician who represented Noarlunga in the first House of Assembly from 1857 to 1860, East Torrens from 1860 to 1865, and held a seat in the Legislative Council from 1866 to 1871
  • Dorothy Mildred, American professor of English and an author in Vermont
  • Henry Hay Mildred (1839-1920), Australian lawyer and politician who represented House of Assembly seat of East Torrens from 1870 to 1871, son of Henry Richard Mildred
  • Thomas Mildred, American author and illustrator

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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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Mildred Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mildred 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.

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