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Milley Family History

Milley Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire Huntingdonshire and Rutland): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place possibly in Lincolnshire. Irish: variant of Miley . Hungarian: archaic variant of Millei: habitational name for someone from a place called Milej in Zala County or Mile in Torna County. French: habitational name from Milly the name of several places in various parts of France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cilley, Miller, Millay, Pelley, Willey, Mille, Tilley, Millen, Millet

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Where is the Milley family from?

You can see how Milley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Milley families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Milley's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Milley families in 1911.
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What did your Milley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Milley. 31% of Milley men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Milley women worked as a Teacher. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Milley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Milley. 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 967 military records available for the last name Milley. For the veterans among your Milley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Milley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Milley in 1942 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

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