Mitchel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Mitchel family originally lived in the town of Mitcham in the county of Surrey, England before moving north to Scotland, and taking this name with them. In Scotland, as hereditary surnames were adopted during the late Middle Ages, names derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names sometimes denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Alternatively the name was derived from the personal name Michael, meaning "who is like God" and influenced by the Norman French to Michel and later to Mitchell. The Gaelic form of the name was MacgilleMichael. [1]

Crossmichael is a parish, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright. "This place, which is of remote antiquity, derives its name, in old documents Corse-Michael, from the dedication of its church, which was granted to the abbey of Sweetheart, in the year 1275, by Dervorgille, wife of Allan, Lord of Galloway, and mother of John Baliol, King of Scotland. " [2]

Early Origins of the Mitchel family

The surname Mitchel was first found in Surrey. Although the records are vague, it is most likely that this name moved north from Durham or Yorkshire around 1130 and were one of the many families invited north by King David of Scotland when he ascended the throne. Significantly, John Michelsone had a safe conduct passage to England to conduct trading south of the border in 1395.

Meanwhile, William Michelsone held his estates in Innerkethin Scotland. The Latinization of this name at this time was Michaelis and many of the individuals are recorded in charters under this name. John Michaelis of Brechin was the rector of that place in 1464. "Robert Michael de Hyrmanston was a charter witness in 1438, John Michell had a remission granted him in 1489 for his part in holding Dumbarton Castle against the king, and John Mitsell held a land in Glasgow in 1496." [1]

Important Dates for the Mitchel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mitchel research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1463, 1474, 1646, 1465, 1600, 1591, 1663, 1662, 1663, 1642, 1710, 1699, 1702 and are included under the topic Early Mitchel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mitchel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Mitchel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mitchel family to Ireland

Some of the Mitchel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Mitchel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mitchel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Patrick Mitchel, who landed in Virginia in 1723 [3]
  • David Mitchel, who arrived in Virginia in 1739 [3]
  • Gabriel Mitchel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [3]
Mitchel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Mitchel, aged 20, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803 [3]
  • Edward Mitchel, who arrived in America in 1803 [3]
  • Francis Mitchel, aged 35, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [3]
  • Charles Mitchel, aged 45, who landed in Maine in 1812 [3]
  • James Mitchel, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [3]
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Mitchel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mitchel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jehill Mitchel U.E., (Jehiel) who settled in Bastard [Rideau Lakes], Leeds and Greenville, Ontario c. 1784 [4]
  • Mr. George Mitchel U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [4]
Mitchel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Mitchel, aged 50, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Rachel Mitchel, aged 50, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • William Mitchel, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • James Mitchel, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Rachel Mitchel, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
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Mitchel migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mitchel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth A. Mitchel, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849 [5]

Mitchel migration to New Zealand

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:

Mitchel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Mitchel, aged 30, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [6]
  • Hugh Mitchel, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Mitchel (post 1700)

  • James Mitchel (1864-1921), American bronze medalist for weight throw at the 1904 Olympic games
  • John Purroy Mitchel (1879-1918), American Republican politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1913; Mayor of New York City, New York, 1914-17 [7]
  • John Mitchel, American politician, Representative from Ohio 7th District, 2000 [7]
  • Henrietta Mitchel, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Mississippi, 1920 [7]
  • Charles Burton Mitchel (1815-1864), American Democrat politician, Member of Arkansas State Legislature, 1848; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1861; Senator from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64 [7]
  • Broadus Mitchel, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1934 [7]
  • John Mitchel (1815-1875), Irish patriot
  • Mr. Keith Mitchel Rumesn B.E.M.,, British Border Force Officer for Coquelles for South East and Europe Command at Home Office, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Customs and Border Security [8]
  • Lawrence Mitchel Gartner (b. 1933), American physician; his work and research in pediatrics has earned him various awards
  • Mitchel Tate Musso (b. 1991), American actor, musician and singer, best known for his roles as Oliver Oken in Hannah Montana;

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CHEAPSIDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cheapside.htm
  6. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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