Millet Family History
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Millet Name Meaning
French: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass, from a diminutive form of Old French mil (Latin milium). In some cases it may have been a nickname for someone suffering from a skin disease, with blisters resembling grains of millet. Compare the English term miliary fever. French and English: from a pet form of the personal name Miles. Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a field of millet, Catalan millet (Latin milietum, a derivative of milium ‘millet’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Mallet, Mollet, Millen, Billet, Mullet, Miller, Millett, Gillet