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Where did the English Mullett family come from? What is the English Mullett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mullett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mullett family history?

The name Mullett reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mullett family lived in Buckingham. The name, however, is reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Miall, Normandy.

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Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mullett family name include Millet, Millett and others.

First found in Buckingham where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullett research. Another 190 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mullett History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Mullett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Mullett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Mullett family to immigrate North America:

Mullett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Mullett, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Wm Mullett, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Winifred Mullett, who arrived in Maryland in 1697

Mullett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Samuel Mullett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843

Mullett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Mullett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848
  • William Harvey Mullett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848
  • Mary Eliza Mullett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848
  • James Robert Mullett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848
  • Fanny Mullett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848


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  • Alfred Bult Mullett (1834-1890), American architect
  • Joseph "Joe" Mullett (1936-1995), English professional footballer
  • Margaret Elizabeth Mullett OBE, Professor of Byzantine Studies at the Queen's University of Belfast
  • Aaron Mullett (b. 1992), Australian rules footballer


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