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Milanese Name Meaning

Northern Italian (Milanése) and Jewish (from Italy): habitational name for someone from the city of Milan in Lombardy (Italian Milano), with the ethnic suffix -ése.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Milanes, Milano, Milan, Matarese, Lanese, Catanese, Albanese, Maltese

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Where is the Milanese family from?

You can see how Milanese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milanese family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Milanese families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Milanese family living in Channel Islands. This was about 50% of all the recorded Milanese's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands and 1 other county had the highest population of Milanese families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milanese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milanese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Milanese. 33% of Milanese men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Milanese women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milanese were Clerk and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Steno
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
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What Milanese family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Milanese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milanese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 889 immigration records available for the last name Milanese. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 425 military records available for the last name Milanese. For the veterans among your Milanese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milanese lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Milanese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Milanese in 1961 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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