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Millikin was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Millikin 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.

Millikin Early Origins



The surname Millikin 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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Millikin Spelling Variations


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Millikin Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Millikin has been spelled Milligan, Millicen, Millicken, Milliken, Milligan and many more.

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Millikin Early History


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Millikin Early History



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

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Millikin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Millikin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Millikin In Ireland


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Millikin In Ireland



Some of the Millikin 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Millikin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Millikin, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • W Millikin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Samuel Millikin arrived in Philadelphia in 1831
  • Andrew Millikin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Thomas Millikin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Millikin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Millikin, aged 32, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Millikin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Millikin (post 1700)



  • Major-General John Millikin (1888-1970), American Major-General, Commanding Officer 6th Cavalry Regiment (1939-09-01)
  • Jeffrey Holt Millikin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1992
  • James S. Millikin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1920 (alternate), 1924
  • James Millikin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1888
  • Eugene Donald Millikin (1891-1958), American Republican politician, U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1941-57; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956
  • Earl Millikin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1940; Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1941-42; Defeated, 1942
  • Kerry Millikin, American equestrian rider

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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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Millikin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    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. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Millikin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Millikin 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 9 July 2016 at 14:21.

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