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The name Millet was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Millet family lived in Buckinghamshire. The name, however, is reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Miall, Normandy. Alternatively, the name could have been a " metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass, from the Old French word 'milium' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Millet Early Origins



The surname Millet was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain as seen in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Roger Millot in Nottinghamshire; and John Milot in Huntingdonshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists: Willelmus Melot; Johannes Millot; Matilda Millot; and Rogerus Millotson. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The History and Antiquities of North Durham, by Rev. James Raine in 1852 lists the following family in Durham: John Mylote in 1380; William Melot in 1433; and Robert Millot in 1512.

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Millet Spelling Variations


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Millet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Millet have been found, including Millet, Millett and others.

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Millet Early History


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Millet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millet research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Millet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Millet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Millet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millet In Ireland


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Millet In Ireland



Some of the Millet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Millet were among those contributors:

Millet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Millet, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Millet, who came to Boston in 1630
  • Thomas Millet and his wife Maria, who settled in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Millet, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Francis Millet, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Millet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Millet settled in Louisiana in 1719

Millet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Millet, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Salvadore Millet, aged 47, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1842
  • Richard Millet, who landed in Iowa in 1887

Millet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Millet, who arrived in Quebec in 1643
  • Nicolas Millet, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Jean Millet, aged 28, arrived in Quebec in 1656
  • Jacques Millet, who landed in Quebec in 1659
  • Pierre Millet settled in Quebec in 1690

Millet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ebenezer Millet, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Millet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Artimas Millet, who arrived in Canada in 1828

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Contemporary Notables of the name Millet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Millet (post 1700)



  • Dr. Robert L. Millet (b. 1947), American professor of ancient scripture and emeritus Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University
  • Stephen J. Millet, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 16th District, 1946
  • Charles S. Millet, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, 1943
  • Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912), American illustrator, painter, and journalist
  • Armand Louis Amélie Millet de Villeneuve, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Théodore François Millet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Richard Millet (b. 1953), French author
  • Andrea Millet, Italian gold, silver and bronze medalist luger, active in the 1970s
  • Pedro Millet (b. 1952), Spanish silver medalist sailor at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Pierre Millet (d. 1708), French Jesuit missionary to the Iroquois people in New York State
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Millet Historic Events


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Millet Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Francis Davis Millet (d. 1912), aged 65, American First Class passenger from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  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)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Millet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Millet 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.

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