The name Millsap is thought to derive from the Middle English word "milksop," which was "a piece of bread soaked in milk." As a name, it may have evolved from a nickname
for a "spiritless" man. It has also been suggested that it mays have been an occupational
name for a farmer who dealt with milk products.
Early Origins of the Millsap family
The surname Millsap was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Milksop. This name has often been maligned as referring to an effeminate person, but this is most unlikely, it is more likely from the trade-name as a farmer who dealt with milk products, i.e., the sap or sop of milk or curds and whey. The former explanation is merely an assumption by Victorian historians. The origin of this name is almost exclusively in the heart of the English farming counties of Buckingham, Oxford, and Bedfordshire.
Early History of the Millsap family
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Millsap Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Milksop, Milsop, Millsop, Millsopp, Milsops, Millsops, Millsopps, Mellsop, Mellsopp, Melsops, Mellsopps, Millinchop, Millinshop, Millsap, Millsapp, Milsap, Milsapp, Milsaps and many more.
Early Notables of the Millsap family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Millsap family to Ireland
Some of the Millsap family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 118 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 Millsap family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Millsap Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Millsap, aged 51, who settled in Pheonix, Arizona, in 1916
- Gilbert Millsap, aged 18, who emigrated to Rowland, N.C., in 1917
Millsap Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- William James Millsap, aged 41, who emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, in 1917
Contemporary Notables of the name Millsap (post 1700)
- Elijah Millsap (b. 1987), American professional NBA basketball player
- Paul Millsap (b. 1985), American professional NBA basketball player