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The founding heritage of the Milner family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Milner comes from when one of the family worked as a person who was a milner or more commonly know as a miller. The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon name myln which meant mill.

Milner Early Origins



The surname Milner was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Appleton-Roebuck and Nun-Appleton, a township, in the parish of Bolton-Percy, W. division of Ainsty wapentake. "This place comprises by computation 2800 acres, chiefly the property of the Milner family, whose splendid mansion, Nun-Appleton Hall, stands in an extensive and finely wooded park, near the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Wharfe: the house was built by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, on the site of a Cistercian priory for nuns, founded by Alice de St. Quintin at the commencement of the thirteenth century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Milner Spelling Variations


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Milner Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Milner has been spelled many different ways, including Milner, Milnor and others.

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Milner Early History


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Milner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milner research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1702, 1730, 1723 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Milner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Milner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Milner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Milner Notables 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Milners to arrive in North America:

Milner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Milner settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Milner, who landed in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • Michael Milner arrived in New England in 1635
  • Samuel Milner settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Michell Milner, aged 23, arrived in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Milner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fredk Milner, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • William Milner, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Hans Michael Milner, who landed in New Jersey in 1744

Milner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Milner, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Elizabeth Milner, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Isaac Milner, who arrived in Mississippi in 1846
  • William Milner, who arrived in New York in 1849
  • Samuel Milner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Milner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Milner, who landed in Prince Edward Island in 1817

Milner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Milner, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Thomas Milner, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Amelia Milner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  • George Milner, English Convict from Yorkshire, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • Thomas Milner, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Milner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Milner, aged 38, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Sarah Milner, aged 41, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • George Milner, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Rosanna Milner, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Jane Milner, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Milner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Milner (post 1700)



  • Martrez Milner (b. 1984), former American NFL football tight end who played from 2007 to 2009
  • John David Milner (1949-2000), American Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder, nicknamed "The Hammer"
  • Colonel John T. Milner (1826-1898), American engineer and businessman, founder of Milner Coal and Railroad Mines
  • Helen V. Milner (b. 1958), American political scientist
  • Martin Sam Milner (1931-2015), American film, stage, radio and television actor, best known for his roles in Route 66 (1960 to 1964), and Adam-12 (1968 to 1975)
  • Edward James Milner (1955-2015), American Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds (1980-1986) and in 1988
  • Marcus Henry Milner (1864-1939), English racehorse trainer, soldier, civil servant and cricketer who played two first-class cricket matches for Cambridge University in 1884
  • John David Milner (b. 1948), English magician, stage and television performer
  • John Milner (1752-1826), English Roman Catholic bishop and controversialist, Vicar Apostolic of the Midland District from 1803 to 1826
  • John Milner (b. 1942), English former professional footballer who played from 1960 to 1974
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Milner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Milner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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