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When the ancestors of the Mill family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived at or near a mill having derived from the Old English word mylen, which meant mill.

Mill Early Origins



The surname Mill was first found in Hampshire. However, one branch of the family was found at Barford in Warwickshire since early times. " Under the chancel [in the church of Barford] is a vault for the family of Mills, to members of whom are five urns on pedestals in the chancel wall." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Mill Spelling Variations


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Mill Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Mill has been recorded under many different variations, including Mills, Mylles, Meiles and others.

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Mill Early History


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Mill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mill research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1604, 1676, 1659, 1660, 1621, 1683, 1660, 1645, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Mill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Myles, English politician, Member of Parliament for Coventry in 1593; John Mylles ( c. 1604-1676), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Oxford University in 1659 and 1660; John Myles (Miles), (c...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mill In Ireland


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Mill In Ireland



Some of the Mill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Mills were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Mill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Mill settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Mill settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Lewis Mill settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Cornelius Mill settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Cornelius Mill, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Mill settled in Virginia in 1704
  • Jurg Mill, aged 35, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • James Mill settled in Virginia in 1741
  • James Mill, who landed in Maryland in 1747
  • George Mill, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1748

Mill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Mill, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • David Mill, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Walter Mill, who landed in Virginia in 1884

Mill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Mill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • Jane Mill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • Johannah Mill, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Johanna Mill, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Henry Mill, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George G. Mill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Helen Mill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • James Mill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • William Mill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • George Mill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mill (post 1700)


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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
  • 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"
  • Hugh Robert Mill (1861-1950), Scottish geographer and meteorologist, eponym of the Mill Glacier, Antarctica
  • Frank Mill (b. 1958), German footballer
  • James Mill (1773-1836), Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher, father of John Stuart Mill

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Mill Historic Events


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Mill Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Richard Mill, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Kenneth Clifford Mill, "Keith" British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, died as a prisoner of war in 1943

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Motto


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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: Honor virtutis pretium
Motto Translation: Honour is the reward of virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Mill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mill 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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