Millhouse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Millhouse family

The surname Millhouse was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when held estates in that shire. They are believed to have been from Millieres, 8 kilometers NW of St.Dauveur-Landelin in Normandy and were a kin of the great Avranches family.

Early History of the Millhouse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millhouse research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1510, 1600, 1455, 1487, 1638, 1720, 1671, 1740, 1675, 1746, 1696, 1705 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Millhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Millhouse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Millais, Milliere, Milleres, Milers, Milliers, Millhouse, Millhus, Millus and many more.

Early Notables of the Millhouse family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Isaac Milles or Mills (1638-1720), an English cleric from Cockfield, Suffolk; and his son, Thomas Milles (1671-1740), Church of Ireland bishop of...
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United States Millhouse migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Millhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Millhouse, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Caspar Millhouse, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Gasper Millhouse, aged 28, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Peter Millhouse, aged 42, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Millhouse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur H. Millhouse, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • William How Millhouse, aged 40, originally from Liverpool, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [3]

Australia Millhouse migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Millhouse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Millhouse, British Convict who was convicted in Nottingham, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asiatic" on 26th May 1843, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • William Millhouse, aged 20, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [5]
  • William Millhouse, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Millhouse (post 1700) +

  • John G. Millhouse, American politician, Mayor of Litchfield, Illinois, 1938 [6]
  • Robin Rhodes Millhouse RFD QC (1929-2017), Australian jurist, 39th Attorney-General of South Australia


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CR-GMS : 6 December 2014), Arthur H. Millhouse, 02 Mar 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZC-6M6 : 6 December 2014), William How Millhouse, 01 Oct 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asiatic
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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