Millay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Millay family

The surname Millay was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been traced from ancient times.

The family branched into Ile-de-France, Bourgogne, Dauphiné, Lorraine, Savoie, and they became the Barons of Challes and Barons of Faverges. Among the most recognized were: Theodore Millet, Colonel, who was named Knight of the Empire in 1810, then Baron of the Empire in 1813; Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), who was a talented painter, designer, and engraver. Today, parts of France are proud to be associated with such a dedicated family.

Early History of the Millay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millay research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1539, 1572, 1582, 1686, 1719, 1810, 1813, 1814, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Millay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Millay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Millet, Milliet, Millez, Millais, Millay, Millets, Milet, Milez, Milais, Milets, Milay, de Millet and many more.

Early Notables of the Millay family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Theodore Millet, Colonel, Knight of the Empire; Francisque Millet (1642-1679), also known as Jean-François Milée or Millet I, a...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Millay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Millay Ranking

In the United States, the name Millay is the 16,816th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Millay migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Millay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J M Millay, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Millay (post 1700) +

  • Diana Claire Millay (1935-2021), American actress, best known for her work for her continuing roles on two daytime soap operas, Dark Shadows and The Secret Storm
  • George Millay (1929-2006), American businessman, founder of SeaWorld and the Wet 'n Wild water parks
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1923)
  • Tamara A. Millay, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1996, 2000, 2004; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1998, 2002 [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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