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Milnel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Milnel surname is derived from the Old English word "mylen," which means "mill." As such, it was likely originally an occupational name for a miller, or perhaps for someone who lived near a mill.

Early Origins of the Milnel family

The surname Milnel was first found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Milnel family

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Milnel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Milne, Milnes, Miln, Mylne and others.

Early Notables of the Milnel family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Walter Milne (died April 1558), the last Protestant martyr to be burned at the stake for heresy in Scotland; John Mylne of Perth (c. 1585-1657), Scottish master mason, Master Mason to the Crown of Scotland; and his son John Mylne...
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Migration of the Milnel family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Milne settled in Jamaica in 1774; William Milne settled in Philadelphia in 1774; Sarah and Joseph Milne settled in New York in 1823 with their two children..

The Milnel Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tam arte quam marte
Motto Translation: As much by art as strength.

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