The Millichap name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Millichope in the county of Shropshire
. The surname Millichap 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 Millichap family
The surname Millichap 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 Millichap family
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Millichap Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Millichap has undergone many spelling variations
, including Millichamp, Millichap, Millenchop, Millcamp, Mellcamp, Mellencamp, Millcomp, Milcamp, Milcomp, Millicamp, Millicomp, Millichope and many more.
Early Notables of the Millichap family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Millichap family to Ireland
Some of the Millichap 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 Millichap family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Millichap were among those contributors: 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.