When the ancestors of the Millors family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Herefordshire
names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. In this case, this surname likely also was derived from the trade name for a miner.
Early Origins of the Millors family
The surname Millors was first found in Herefordshire
. "This gallant Norman family appears to have been rewarded by grants of land in Herefordshire. Certain it is that the estate of Treago in that county has been held by the family of Mynors from the era of the Conquest even to the present day, [c.1880] being now possessed by Peter Rickards Mynors Esq., who also represents the great and historic house of Baskerville of Erdesley, and derives in direct descent from the royal line of Plantagenet. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Millors family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millors research.Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1500, 1720, 1501, 1609, 1677, 1654, 1660, 1608, 1690 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Millors History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Millors Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Millors has been recorded under many different variations, including Mynors, Minors, Miners, Mynor, Myner, Miner and others.
Early Notables of the Millors family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Miners, English politician, High Sheriff
in 1501; Thomas Minors (1609-1677), an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Millors Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Millors family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Millorss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Anne Mynor and her husband who settled in Virginia in 1637; John Minor settled in Virginia in 1663; Samuel Minor settled in New York in 1663; Thomas Minor settled in Conn. in 1630.