The name Mylotte arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Mylotte family lived in Buckinghamshire
. The name, however, is reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
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' " CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Early Origins of the Mylotte family
The surname Mylotte 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. 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)
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 Mylotte family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mylotte research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mylotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mylotte Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Millet, Millett and others.
Early Notables of the Mylotte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mylotte family to Ireland
Some of the Mylotte family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mylotte family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Mylotte or a variant listed above: Francis Millet, who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Richard Millet, who came to Boston in 1630; Thomas Millet and his wife Maria, who settled in New England