The surname Milverton was first found in Warwickshire where the name is associated with the village of Milverton. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book census in 1086 the village was held from William the Conqueror by the Count of Meulan, one of the nobles who accompanied the Conqueror in his defeat of England at Hastings in 1066.
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Milverton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Miss Elizabeth Brett Milverton, (b. 1830), aged 30, British dressmaker travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860