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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The name Millican was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Millican family lived in Wigtown, a former royal burgh in the Machars of Galloway in the south west of Scotland. This burgh is first mentioned in an indenture of 1292, and the fact that the sheriffdom was in existence at the time of the Largs campaign of 1263 suggests that the burgh may also have been recognized as such during the reign of Alexander III.

Millican Early Origins



The surname Millican was first found in Wigtownshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Millican Spelling Variations


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Millican Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Millican has appeared as Milligan, Millicen, Millicken, Milliken, Milligan and many more.

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Millican Early History


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Millican Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millican research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1526, 1612, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Millican History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millican Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Millican Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Millican In Ireland


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Millican In Ireland



Some of the Millican family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 227 words (16 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Jane Mullican, listed in a land patent record in Maryland in 1674; Bryant Milligan, who is on record in Virginia in 1705; Alexander, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Martin, Samuel, Thomas and William Milligan all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Millican (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Millican (post 1700)



  • Charles N. Millican (1916-2010), founding President of the University of Central Florida
  • Daniel Millican (b. 1965), American writer/director
  • James Millican (1911-1955), American actor who appeared in over 200 film
  • Marc J. Millican, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 2004
  • James H. Millican Jr., American politician, Mayor of Palatka, Florida, 1948, 1953-54
  • Harold A. Millican, American politician, Candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1911
  • Frank Millican, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1972
  • Earnest Millican Jr. (b. 1923), American politician, Mayor of Euless, Texas, 1957-61
  • A. C. Millican, American politician, Mayor of Marysville, Washington, 1928-29
  • Peter Millican (b. 1958), English Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford University
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Regarde Bien
Motto Translation: Attend well.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Millican Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Millican 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 1 November 2016 at 17:01.

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