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Early Origins of the Mindenhall family


The surname Mindenhall was first found in Suffolk at Mildenhall, a small market town and civil parish which dates back to c. 1050 when it was listed as Mildenhale. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the town was listed as Mitdenehalla and possibly meant "middle nook of land," having derived from the Old English words middel + halh. Mildenhall is also a village and civil parish in the Kennet Valley in Wiltshire and this village dates back further to 803 when it was listed as Mildanhald. Over one hundred years later, the village was listed as Mildenhalle in the Domesday Book. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
But it is in the Suffolk town that we find the first occurrence of the surname for in 1170 Andrew Mildenhale was listed as holding estates in that county. The Mildenhall Treasure is a major hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth-century AD, found at West Row, near Mildenhall in 1942 by Gordon Butler while ploughing.

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Early History of the Mindenhall family

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Early History of the Mindenhall family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mindenhall research.
Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1560 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Mindenhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mindenhall Spelling Variations

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Mindenhall Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mildenhall, Mindenhall, Mendenhall, Miltonhall and others.

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Early Notables of the Mindenhall family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Mindenhall family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include John Mildenhall (1560-1614) or John Midnall, a British explorer and adventurer and one of the first to make an overland journey...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mindenhall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Mindenhall family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Mindenhall family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. In the U.S.A. the name assumed the spelling Mendenhall and our first recorded settlers, A & H Mandenhall, arrived in San Francisco in 1851. We suspect they arrived earlier on the east coast. However, a much more extensive research of both the English and American (Ohio) branches of the family was conducted by a William Mendenhall. For dedicated researchers we recommend Library of Congress card CS71.M54 compiled in 1865..

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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