The Mylne surname is derived from the Old English word "mylen," which means "mill." As such, it was likely originally an occupational
name for a miller, or perhaps for someone who lived near a mill.
Early Origins of the Mylne family
The surname Mylne was first found in Roxburghshire
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 Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Mylne family
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Mylne Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Mylne family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Walter Milne (died April 1558), the last Protestant martyr to be burned at the stake for heresy in Scotland; John Mylne of Perth (c.
1585-1657), Scottish master mason, Master Mason to the Crown of Scotland; and his son John Mylne... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mylne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mylne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mylne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Mylne, aged 25, who arrived in New England in 1635 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Mylne (post 1700)
- William Chadwell Mylne (1781-1863), British engineer and architect
- Robert Mylne (1633-1710), Scottish architect and master mason
- Louis George Mylne (1843-1941), Anglican Bishop of Bombay from 1876 to 1897
- Alfred Mylne (1871-1951), Scottish yacht designer
- Walter Mylne (d. 1558), Scottish Protestant martyr
- Robert Mylne (1734-1811), Scottish architect
The Mylne Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tam arte quam marte
Motto Translation: As much by art as strength.