Mille History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Mille 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 Mille family
The surname Mille 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.
Early History of the Mille family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mille research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1510, 1567, 1600, 1445, 1499, 1645, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Mille History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mille Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mills, Mylles, Meiles and others.
Early Notables of the Mille family (pre 1700)
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In France, the name Mille is the 757th most popular surname with an estimated 6,529 people with that name. 
Migration of the Mille family to Ireland
Some of the Mille family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mille migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mille Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Luke Mille, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 
Mille Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Christophbena Mille, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 
Mille Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Mille, who landed in Arkansas in 1893 
Mille 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:
Mille Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- E. Mille, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of the Deep" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1854 
- Mrs. Mille, British settler travelling from London with 4 children aboard the ship "Queen of the Deep" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1854 
Contemporary Notables of the name Mille (post 1700) +
- Constantin Mille (1861-1927), Romanian journalist, novelist, poet, lawyer, and socialist militant
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The Mille 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: Ex industria
Motto Translation: Through industry.
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html