The ancient name of Mullard finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a miller or the keeper of a mill. The surname Mullard 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Mullard family
The surname Mullard 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 Mullard family
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Mullard Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mullard family name include Milward, Milwood and others.
Early Notables of the Mullard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mullard family to Ireland
Some of the Mullard family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Mullard family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Mullard surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Mullard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Mullard, who arrived in Maryland in 1660 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Mullard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Henry Mullard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750