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The Millea name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Millea was originally a name given to someone who worked as a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Millea is derived from the Old English word mylenweard. This name is common in the southern and western counties; elsewhere, the form Milner predominates.

Millea Early Origins



The surname Millea was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Millea Spelling Variations


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Millea Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Millea are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Millea include: Milward, Milwood and others.

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Millea Early History


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Millea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millea research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1430, 1502 and 1488 are included under the topic Early Millea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Millea Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Millea Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millea In Ireland


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Millea In Ireland



Some of the Millea family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Millea or a variant listed above:

Millea Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Millea, aged 22, who settled in America from Canick on Swis, Ireland, in 1910
  • Patrick Millea, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States from Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1911
  • Elizabeth Millea, aged 43, who landed in America from Warrington, England, in 1913
  • John Millea, aged 25, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1913
  • Bridget Millea, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Millea (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Millea (post 1700)



  • Nellie Millea, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928, 1932
  • Jim Millea (b. 1958), English actor who plays Neville Ashworth in the soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Joe Millea (b. 1941), retired Irish sportsperson who won an All- Ireland in 1969

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Millea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Millea 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 March 2016 at 15:45.

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