Milliner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Milliner dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who was a milner or more commonly know as a miller. The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon name myln which meant mill.

Early Origins of the Milliner family

The surname Milliner was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Appleton-Roebuck and Nun-Appleton, a township, in the parish of Bolton-Percy, W. division of Ainsty wapentake. "This place comprises by computation 2800 acres, chiefly the property of the Milner family, whose splendid mansion, Nun-Appleton Hall, stands in an extensive and finely wooded park, near the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Wharfe: the house was built by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, on the site of a Cistercian priory for nuns, founded by Alice de St. Quintin at the commencement of the thirteenth century." [1]

Important Dates for the Milliner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milliner research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1702, 1730, 1723 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Milliner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Milliner 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 Milliner has undergone many spelling variations, including Milner, Milnor and others.

Early Notables of the Milliner family (pre 1700)

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Milliner migration to the United States

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 Milliner were among those contributors:

Milliner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Milliner, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [2]
Milliner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Milliner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Milliner (post 1700)

  • DeMarcus Armon "Dee" Milliner (b. 1991), American football cornerback
  • Joel P. Milliner, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1852 [3]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from
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