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Where did the English Model family come from? What is the English Model family crest and coat of arms? When did the Model family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Model family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Middle, Middel, Midel, Mittel, Mittle, Middleho, Midelho, Mideleho, Middlehough, Midler, Middler, Midlar and many more.
First found in Shropshire at Middle, alternately spelt Myddle, Mydle, Midle, M'dle, Meadley and Medle, a parish, in the union of Ellesmere, partly in the liberties of Shrewsbury, but chiefly in the hundred of Pimhill.  Myddle Castle was built here c. 1308 by Lord John Le Strange but it fell into ruin and collapsed during the earthquake of 1688. One of the first records of the name was Richard le Midel who was listed in Oxfordshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.  Simon atte Middele was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset in 1327. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Model research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1270 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Model History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J. Middle arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729.
The Model Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Model 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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