Mile History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Mile surname is derived from the Old English word "mylen," and the Middle English "mille, or milne," all of which meant "mill." Thus the name was probably originally taken on by someone who owned or lived near a mill.

Early Origins of the Mile family

The surname Mile was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Mile family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mile research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1510, 1567, 1600, 1445, 1499, 1645, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Mile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mile Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mills, Mylles, Meiles and others.

Early Notables of the Mile family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mile Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Mile family to Ireland

Some of the Mile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Mile migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Levor Mile, aged 38, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mile (post 1700) +



    The Mile Motto +

    The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

    Motto: Ex industria
    Motto Translation: Through industry.


    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)


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