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The lineage of the name Mulford begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of the various settlements called Milford in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, and the West Riding of Yorkshire, or in the place called Long Melford in the county of Suffolk. The surname Mulford belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Mulford Early Origins



The surname Mulford was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Milford, in the diocese of York. This did not appear in the Domesday Book in 1080, and it must be assumed that the manor emerged about the 12th or 13th century.

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Mulford Spelling Variations


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Mulford Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Mulford has undergone many spelling variations, including Milforde, Milford, Millford, Millforde, Melford and many more.

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Mulford Early History


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Mulford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulford research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1292, 1379, 1618, 1644, 1725 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Mulford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mulford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mulford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Samuel "Fish Hook" Mulford (16441725), an American who went to London in 1704 to protest the tax on whale oil, which he used in farming. Warned beforehand of the sly workings of pickpockets in...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mulford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mulford In Ireland


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Mulford In Ireland



Some of the Mulford 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.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mulford were among those contributors:

Mulford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Mulford, who landed in Virginia in 1653

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulford (post 1700)



  • Henry K. Mulford (1866-1937), American businessman and founder of the H. K. Mulford Company, a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 1880s; by 1920 the company had 1,000 employees housed in 52 buildings and was later merged with Sharpe & Dohme Corp in 1929
  • David Donald "Don" Mulford (1915-2000), American politician, Member of the California State Assembly (1957-1963), eponym of the Mulford Act, a 1967 California bill that prohibited the carrying of loaded firearms in public
  • Prentice Mulford (1834-1891), American literary humorist and author who helped found the New Thought movement
  • David Campbell Mulford (b. 1937), American diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to India (2004-2009)
  • Ralph Mulford (1884-1973), American racecar driver, may have won the first Indianapolis 500 (1911)
  • Clarence E. Mulford (1883-1956), American author, best known for his Hopalong Cassidy (1904)
  • I. S. Mulford, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1856
  • Florence Mulford, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Nassau County 1st District, 1932
  • David H. Mulford, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1870-71
  • David Donald Mulford (1916-2000), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1957-70; Presidential Elector for California, 1968
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mulford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mulford 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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