Start your family tree now Is your surname Millard?
There are already 162 users and 4,365 genealogy profiles with the Millard surname on Geni. Explore Millard genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Millard Genealogy and Millard Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index

Create your Family Tree.
Discover your Family History.

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


view all


About the Millard surname

The English surname Millard is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is derived from the words mylen (mill) and weard (guardian or ward). It is an occupational surname that originally meant "person in charge of the mill", a millward or miller. Millward was medieval term for "miller" in southern and southwest England and in the West Midlands. The word was first recorded as a surname in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. The variant Millard is found mainly in Gloucestershire, England.

Modern spellings of Millward include Milward, Millward, Millard, Millyard, and Millwood.

Fortunately for genealogists, Millard is far less frequent than its cognate Miller. Researchers should be aware that the name Millard is often mistakenly transcribed in records as Miller, and in some cases has even been changed, either deliberately or inadvertently, to Miller. (The reverse, however, would be unlikely.)

Written by Marilyn Horn