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The chronicles of the Millar family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in the county of Dumfries.

Millar Early Origins



The surname Millar was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where the Millar family held a family seat from ancient times. One line had its ancestral seat at Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire. During the Middle Ages, occupational names were frequently recorded in Latin; thus, one who worked at a mill would have been documented under the name Milendinarius, Le Molendinator, or De Molendino. The modern spellings "Miller" and "Millar" came into general use about 1500; earlier documents usually show the name in Latin.

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Millar Spelling Variations


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Millar Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Millar has been spelled Miller, Millar, Myllar, Mylar, Millare, Myllair and many more.

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Millar Early History


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Millar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millar research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1253 is included under the topic Early Millar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Millar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Millar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millar In Ireland


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Millar In Ireland



Some of the Millar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 250 words (18 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Millar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Millar, who settled in Maryland in 1714
  • Daniel Millar, who landed in Maryland in 1714
  • Maria Madlena Millar, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Abraham Millar, aged 22, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • George Millar, who was recorded as a runaway servant, convict, or slave in Delaware in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Millar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Millar, who landed in New York in 1805
  • Hugh Millar, who immigrated to New York in 1806
  • William Millar, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • Robert Millar, who arrived in New York in 1837
  • Jacob Cryauff Millar, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Millar Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Millar, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Patrick Millar, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Isaac Millar, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Millar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Millar, who emigrated from Scotland to Montréal in 1825

Millar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Millar, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • John Millar, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • John Millar, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Robina Millar, aged 28, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"
  • Jane Millar, aged 22, a maid, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Millar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Allen Millar arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Robert Millar arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Janet Millar arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • John Millar, aged 48, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Mary Millar, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Millar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Millar (post 1700)



  • Huntly D. Millar (1927-2016), Canadian founder and CEO of Millar, In c., an American medical inovator
  • John Donald Millar (1934-2015), American physician and public health administrator, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (1981-1993)
  • Peter Millar (1951-2013), Scottish-American soccer forward
  • Ryan Millar (b. 1978), American seven-time gold medalist volleyball player
  • Margaret Millar (1915-1994), Canadian-born, American mystery and suspense writer
  • Kevin Millar (b. 1971), retired American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • William H. Millar, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 8th District, 1906
  • E. Roy Millar, American Republican politician, Candidate for supervisor of Shelby Township, Michigan, 1933
  • Duncan R. Millar, American politician, Village President of Wayne, Michigan, 1955-56, 1960
  • David L. Millar, American politician, Mayor of University City, Missouri, 1937
  • ... (Another 42 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Millar Historic Events


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Millar Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Robert Robinson Millar (1925-1942), Irish Ordinary Seaman from Ireland, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942
  • Mr. Peter J W H Millar, British Musician, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. James Millar (1925-1942), Irish Boy from Ireland, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Cornwall and was lost in 1942
  • Mr. George Millar, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Margaret Millar, English 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Robert Millar (d. 1912), aged 27, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Thomas Millar (d. 1912), aged 33, English Extra Fifth Engineer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Manent optima coelo
Motto Translation: The best things await us in heaven.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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The Millar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Millar 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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