Mollard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The many generations and branches of the Mollard family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Mollard is derived from the Old English word mylenweard. This name is common in the southern and western counties; elsewhere, the form Milner predominates. The "mill-ward" was the keeper of the mill having derived from the Middle English words "melle, mulle, and mulne."  
Early Origins of the Mollard family
The surname Mollard was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Mollard family
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Mollard Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mollard were recorded, including Milward, Milwood and others.
Early Notables of the Mollard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mollard family to Ireland
Some of the Mollard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mollard migration to the United States +
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Mollard family emigrate to North America:
Mollard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean Baptiste Mollard, aged 31, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 
Mollard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Mollard, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1884 
Mollard migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Mollard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mary A. Mollard, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" 
- William Mollard, aged 20, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" 
- Mr. Richard Mollard, (b. 1852), aged 33, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "SS Abergeldie" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 24th August 1885 
- Mrs. Eliza J Mollard, (b. 1854), aged 31, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "SS Abergeldie" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 24th August 1885 
- Miss Sarah A Mollard, (b. 1874), aged 11, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "SS Abergeldie" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 24th August 1885 
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Mollard 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:
Mollard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Frederick Mollard, aged 17, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
Contemporary Notables of the name Mollard (post 1700) +
- Norman W. Mollard Jr., American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 6 aerial victories
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
- ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf