Mylott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Mylott is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mylott family lived in Buckinghamshire. The name, however, is reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Miall, Normandy. Alternatively, the name could have been a " metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass, from the Old French word 'milium' " 
Early Origins of the Mylott family
The surname Mylott was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain as seen in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Roger Millot in Nottinghamshire; and John Milot in Huntingdonshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists: Willelmus Melot; Johannes Millot; Matilda Millot; and Rogerus Millotson.  The History and Antiquities of North Durham, by Rev. James Raine in 1852 lists the following family in Durham: John Mylote in 1380; William Melot in 1433; and Robert Millot in 1512.
Early History of the Mylott family
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Mylott Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Millet, Millett and others.
Early Notables of the Mylott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mylott family to Ireland
Some of the Mylott 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.
Mylott migration to the United States +
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Mylott or a variant listed above:
Mylott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Mylott, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1892
- Sibby Mylott, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1896
Mylott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary Anne Mylott, aged 13, who arrived in America from Coaluduck, Ireland, in 1913
- Elizabeth Mylott, aged 18, who arrived in America from Coaluduck, Ireland, in 1913
- James Mylott, aged 24, who arrived in America from Castlebar, Ireland, in 1915
- Thomas Mylott, aged 22, who arrived in America from Castlebar, Ireland, in 1915
- Margaret Mylott, aged 25, who arrived in America from Coolnamuck, Ireland, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mylott (post 1700) +
- Patrick Mylott VC (1820-1878), Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny
- Eva Mylott (1875-1920), Australian contralto opera singer, paternal grandmother of Mel Gibson
Related Stories +
- ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)