Mill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Mill 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 Mill family

The surname Mill 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.

Important Dates for the Mill family

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Mill Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Mill family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mill family to Ireland

Some of the Mill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Mill migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Lewis Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Cornelius Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Edward Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1654
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Mill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1704
  • Jurg Mill, aged 35, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • James Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1741
  • James Mill, who landed in Maryland in 1747 [1]
  • George Mill, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
Mill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Mill, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]
  • David Mill, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840 [1]
  • Walter Mill, who landed in Virginia in 1884 [1]

Mill migration to Australia

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

Mill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Mill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [2]
  • Jane Mill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 [3]
  • Johannah Mill, aged 18, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [4]
  • Johanna Mill, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [4]
  • Mr. John Mill, (b. 1821), aged 31, Cornish miner departing from Falmouth in April 1852 aboard the ship "Augusta Schneider" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 24th August 1852 [5]
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Mill migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George G. Mill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Helen Mill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • James Mill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • William Mill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • George Mill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mill (post 1700)

  • Henry S. Mill, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 10th District, 1910 [6]
  • Hugh Robert Mill (1861-1950), Scottish geographer and meteorologist, eponym of the Mill Glacier, Antarctica
  • James Mill (1773-1836), Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher, father of John Stuart Mill
  • Frank Mill (b. 1958), German footballer
  • John Stuart Mill FRSE (1806-1873), English philosopher, political economist and civil servant, often referred to as "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century"

Historic Events for the Mill family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Richard Mill, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Kenneth Clifford Mill, "Keith" British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, but later died as a prisoner of war in 1943 [8]

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) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  8. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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