name Mylton comes from when the family resided in Oxfordshire
where they were established since early times. The name originally came from the words mill-town
and denoted that the town had a mill.
Early Origins of the Mylton family
The surname Mylton was first found in Oxfordshire
where the name was derived from the place name Milton of which there are many that still survive today. However, there is strong evidence that the family descended from the Norman family of De Camville who held a baronial estate in the area as the arms of that family and the name Mylton both have the double-headed eagle. The Camville or Campvilles date back to before William the Conqueror. Continuing the investigation further, we found the Camvilles of Milton appear continuously in records after the Domesday Book
. For example, Gerard de Camville, Baron
of Milton had three sons (c.
1230). The youngest was probably the ancestor of the Miltons.
Early History of the Mylton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mylton research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1340, 1608, 1674 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Mylton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mylton Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Mylton has been recorded under many different variations, including Milton, Mylton and others.
Early Notables of the Mylton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mylton family to Ireland
Some of the Mylton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 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 Mylton family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mylton or a variant listed above:
Mylton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Mylton, who landed in Virginia in 1887 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)