Mileham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mileham family

The surname Mileham was first found in Mid Norfolk at Mileham, a village mid way between East Dereham and Fakenham. The village dates back to the Dopmesday Book where it was listed as Meleham and literally meant "homestead or village with a mill," having derived from the Old English words myln + ham. [1] Mileham Castle near the site of the Roman Camp is one of the largest motte and bailey castles in Norfolk. The castle was constructed in about 1100 and the ruins can still be seen today.

Important Dates for the Mileham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mileham research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Mileham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mileham Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mileham, Milham, Millham, Millham and others.

Early Notables of the Mileham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mileham family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Mileham (post 1700)

  • J. Mileham, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1884 [2]
  • Lloyd Mileham Robinette (1881-1951), American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate, 1950 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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