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Multiple Origins for the Surname Milroy


Scottish


Milroy Early Origins



The surname Milroy was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Ŕir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat on the Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in Wigton.

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Milroy Spelling Variations


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Milroy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Milroy, Mcilroy, Malrie, Milrie, Malroy, Mulroy and others.

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Milroy Early History


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Milroy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milroy research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1880 is included under the topic Early Milroy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Milroy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Milroy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Milroy In Ireland


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Milroy In Ireland



Some of the Milroy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 265 words (19 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:

Milroy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Milroy, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

Milroy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Milroy, who settled in New York in 1774
  • Anthony Milroy, who arrived in New York in 1774

Milroy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Milroy, who came to New York in 1832
  • Grace Milroy, who settled in New York in 1832
  • John Milroy, who came to America in 1850
  • Alexander Milroy, who landed in America in 1850
  • John Milroy, who landed in America in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Milroy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Milroy U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Milroy U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Milroy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Milroy, who arrived in Ontario sometime between 1803 and 1867
  • Gavin Milroy, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • James Milroy, who was recorded to be living in Ontario in 1871

Milroy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Milroy, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Emily Milroy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Simlah" in 1849

Milroy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Milroy, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Ann Milroy, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Margaret Milroy, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Julia Milroy, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Michael Milroy, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Milroy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Milroy (post 1700)



  • Nick Milroy (b. 1974), American politician, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Robert Huston Milroy (1816-1890), American lawyer, judge, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War
  • Jack Milroy (1915-2001), born James Cruden, Scottish comedian
  • Ann Lesley Milroy (b. 1944), British socioling Uist, professor emerita at the University of Michigan
  • Duncan Milroy (b. 1983), Canadian NHL hockey player
  • Bobby Milroy (b. 1978), Canadian badminton champion, former president of the World Badminton Player's Federation
  • Seán Milroy (1877-1946), Irish Republican politician

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Motto


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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: Espérance
Motto Translation: Hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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The Milroy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Milroy 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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