Millichamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Millichamp migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Millichamp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Maria Millichamp, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Worsley" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th October 1858 
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)
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