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The distinguished surname Miskill is one of the many names that first came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the given name "Michel," meaning "who is like God."

Miskill Early Origins



The surname Miskill was first found in Surrey, where the family held a family seat from very early times. The Miskill ancestors were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Miskill Spelling Variations


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Miskill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mitchell, Michel, Michell, Mitchill, Mychell, Mitcham and many more.

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Miskill Early History


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Miskill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Miskill research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1068, 1438, 1745, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Miskill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Miskill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Miskill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Miskill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Miskill In Ireland


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Miskill In Ireland



Some of the Miskill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 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 or some of its variants were: Maudlin Mitchell, who sailed to Virginia in 1620; Mathew Mitchell, who arrived in Connecticut in 1630; Edward Mitchell, who settled in Virginia in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Miskill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Miskill (post 1700)



  • S. Howard Miskill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor, 1916
  • James T. Miskill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor, 1906, 1912

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Miskill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miskill 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 4 November 2015 at 11:26.

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