Millitton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Millitton family

The surname Millitton was first found in Cornwall at Pengersick Castle. Built in about 1510 by William Worth, the Militon family, originally from Devon, inherited (or otherwise acquired) Pengersick, and enlarged the building. "This mansion his family had their seat; but whether the building was erected by this purchaser, or it had been previously raised, seems rather uncertain. According to Hals, this Mr. Milliton having slain a man, either through accident or design, immured himself in some part of this castle to avoid justice, during the remaining part of his life. And so effectually was he secured, that he not only escaped detection, but was unknown to every one besides a few confidential friends, until death discovered his retreat. In the year 1547, Job Milliton, son of the above, was made governor of St. Michael's Mount, in the room of Humphrey Arundell, who was executed for rebellion." [1]

Early History of the Millitton family

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Millitton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Militon, Milliton, Millitton, Mililliton and others.

Early Notables of the Millitton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Millitton family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print on Facebook