The ancestors of the bearers of the Milten family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in Oxfordshire
where they were established since early times. The name originally came from the words mill-town
and denoted that the town had a mill.
Early Origins of the Milten family
The surname Milten was first found in Oxfordshire
where the name was derived from the place name Milton of which there are many that still survive today. However, there is strong evidence that the family descended from the Norman family of De Camville who held a baronial estate in the area as the arms of that family and the name Milten both have the double-headed eagle. The Camville or Campvilles date back to before William the Conqueror. Continuing the investigation further, we found the Camvilles of Milton appear continuously in records after the Domesday Book
. For example, Gerard de Camville, Baron
of Milton had three sons (c.
1230). The youngest was probably the ancestor of the Miltons.
Early History of the Milten family
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Milten Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Milten include Milton, Mylton and others.
Early Notables of the Milten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Milten family to Ireland
Some of the Milten family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 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 Milten family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Milten or a variant listed above: Hannah Milton settled in Virginia in 1638 with her husband; Richard Milton settled in Virginia in 1620; William Milton settled in Virginia in 1654; John Milton settled in Nova Scotia in 1774.