Mildred History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Mildred family

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

Important Dates for the Mildred family

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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.

Early Notables of the Mildred family (pre 1700)

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Mildred migration to the United States

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, who settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Ch H Mildred, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]

Mildred migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mildred Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Mildred, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [2]
  • Hiram Telemachus Mildred, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [2]
  • R.N. Mildred, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [2]
  • Henry Richard Mildred, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [3]
  • Elizabeth Sarah Mildred, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • C. Mildred Pafundi, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964
  • John Mildred Creed (1842-1930), English-born, Australian physician and politician, Member for Upper Hunter New South Wales (1872-1874)
  • Dame Marion Mildred Kettlewell DBE (b. 1914), British naval officer, Director of the Wrens (1966-1970)
  • Doris Mildred Coysh (1908-1986), born Doris Mildred Turner, an English cricketer who played in the first four Test matches and later became the first woman cricket umpire in 1959
  • Marion Mildred Halligan (b. 1940), Australian writer and novelist
  • Francis Mildred Balfour (1851-1882), Scottish embryologist

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  3. ^ 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
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