The ancestors of the name Millerchip date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Millichope in the county of Shropshire
. The surname Millerchip belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Millerchip family
The surname Millerchip was first found in Shropshire
where the surname is associated with the village of Millichope. The village of Millichope, a Norman spelling of the Anglo-Saxon
Melicope, was held in 1086 by Helgot from Earl Roger, a companion of King William.
Early History of the Millerchip family
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Millerchip Spelling Variations
Millerchip has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Millerchip have been found, including Millichamp, Millichap, Millenchop, Millcamp, Mellcamp, Mellencamp, Millcomp, Milcamp, Milcomp, Millicamp, Millicomp, Millichope and many more.
Early Notables of the Millerchip family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Millerchip family to Ireland
Some of the Millerchip family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Millerchip family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Millerchips to arrive on North American shores: Ann Milcomp, and her daughter Jane, settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; Richard Millechamp settled in Georgia in 1734; Timothy Millechamp settled in South Carolina in 1732.