The history of the Millichamp family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the settlement of Millichope in the county of Shropshire
. The surname Millichamp 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 Millichamp family
The surname Millichamp 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 Millichamp family
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Millichamp Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Millichamp include Millichamp, Millichap, Millenchop, Millcamp, Mellcamp, Mellencamp, Millcomp, Milcamp, Milcomp, Millicamp, Millicomp, Millichope and many more.
Early Notables of the Millichamp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Millichamp family to Ireland
Some of the Millichamp 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 Millichamp family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Millichamp or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Millichamp (post 1700)
- Julian Millichamp, English co-founder of Millichamp & Hall, an English and Australian cult cricket bat manufacturer in the 1980s; the company was sold to Puma Australia in 1994
- Steve Millichamp (1956-2013), Australian actor, known for his roles in Mad Max (1979), Romper Stomper (1992) and Road Games (1981)