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Where did the English Milke family come from? What is the English Milke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Milke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Milke family history?The history of the Milke family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Yorkshire, at Micklethwaite, from whence they took their name.
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Muclewaite, Micklethwait, Micklethwayt, Micklethwaite, Muclethwait, Muclethwaite, Muclethwayte and many more.
First found in Yorkshire where they were conjecturally descended from the great Norman house of Buron, and was represented by Erneis de Buron, who held the lands of Micklethwaite or Muceltuit at the taking of the Domesday Book in the year 1086.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milke research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1612 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Milke History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Milke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Milke or a variant listed above were: W. Mucklethwait settled in Barbados in 1722.
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: Favent numine
Motto Translation: By the favour of Providence.
The Milke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Milke 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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