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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.

Millsap Early Origins



The surname Millsap was first found in Buckinghamshire, England, 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.

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Millsap Spelling Variations


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Millsap Spelling Variations



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.

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Millsap Early History


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Millsap Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Millsap research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1300, 1572, 1620, and 1736 are included under the topic Early Millsap History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Millsap Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Millsap Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Millsap In Ireland


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Millsap In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Millsap (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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