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The ancestors of the Milton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived 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.

Milton Early Origins



The surname Milton 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 Milton 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.

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Milton Spelling Variations


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Milton Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Milton include Milton, Mylton and others.

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Milton Early History


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Milton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milton research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1340, 1608, 1674 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Milton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Milton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Milton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Milton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Milton In Ireland


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Milton In Ireland



Some of the Milton 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Milton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Milton settled in Virginia in 1620
  • Richard Milton, who arrived in Virginia in 1620
  • William Milton, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Hannah Milton settled in Virginia in 1638 with her husband
  • William Milton, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Milton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Milton settled in Maryland in 1775

Milton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Milton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • J D Milton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Henry Milton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1863

Milton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Milton settled in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • John Milton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Mr. Thomas Milton U.E. who settled in Pittsburgh [Kingston], 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

Milton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Milton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • George Milton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • William Milton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849
  • John Milton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849
  • William Milton, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Milton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Milton (post 1700)



  • John Milton (1740-1804), American politician, Secretary of State of Georgia from 1777 to 1799
  • Brigadier-General Hugh Meglone II Milton (1897-1987), American Brigadier-General, Executive for Reserve & ROTC Affairs, Department of the Army (1951-02-24)
  • Peter Winslow Milton (b. 1930), American artist
  • Tommy Milton (1893-1962), American race car driver, first two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500
  • Eric Milton (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball player
  • John Milton (1807-1865), American politician, fifth governor of Florida
  • John Milton (1608-1674), English poet, best known for his poem Paradise Lost
  • Sir William Henry Milton (1854-1930), English-born, 3rd Administrator of Mashonaland, English rugby player and South African cricket captain
  • Peter Milton (1928-2009), English-born, Australian politician
  • Clement Arthur Milton (1928-2007), English cricketer and footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Milton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Milton 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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