The name ‘Mills’ originates from England and Scotland. it is a derivative of the name ‘Mill’ a topographic name for someone who lived near a mill, from the word ‘mille’, ‘milne’, ‘mylen(e)’ (from the word ‘molina’, a derivative of ‘molere’ which means to grind). It was usually in effect as an occupational name for a worker at a mill and indeed fro the miller himself. Variants,: ‘Mille’, ‘Miln(e)’, ‘Mills’, ‘Mill’, ‘Miln’, (the commonest form of this name), ‘Milles’, ‘Millis’, ‘Miln(e)s’, ‘Mil(l)man’, ‘Mullen’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Mills’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Roger atte Mille’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Thomas Mills’, aged 18, from London, England. He sailed from the Port of … Coat of arms: Paly of…
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