Millens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Millens is most likely occupational in origin; in other words, that is, a name derived from the name of a profession. Many occupational names refer directly to the occupation, but some, like Millens, are metonymic, meaning that they refer to some object associated with the profession. Millens comes from the French word "moulin," meaning "a mill:" the first bearer of the name probably worked in a mill, but it is also possible that the name was taken on by some who lived near a mill. 
"Moulins, is a place in the department of Orne, in Normandy."  
Early Origins of the Millens family
The surname Millens was first found in Suffolk where records show Ralph Milun in the Feet of Fines of 1198, and Adam Milun in a record from 1200. Other records show Ralph de Molins in the Pipe Rolls of 1159. A few years later, Laurence atte Mulene was listed in the Writs of Parliament of 1278. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed William de Molyns, Gloucestershire  and Gilbert atte Mullane was listed in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
Early History of the Millens family
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Millens Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mullin, Mullis, Mullen, Mullins, Mullens, Mullings, Molins, Millen, Millin and many more.
Early Notables of the Millens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Millens family to Ireland
Some of the Millens family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Millens family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Mullins, who arrived in Plymouth in 1620; Barthol. Millen, who arrived in Virginia in 1642; Heebert Millen, who arrived in Virginia in 1651; Hugh Mullin, who arrived in Maryland in 1678.
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: Mea gloria fides
Motto Translation: Fidelity is my glory.