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Millward Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): occupational name from Middle English milne-ward mille-ward ‘keeper of a mill miller’ (Old English mylen-weard). In southern England and the West Midlands this was a standard medieval term for a miller. Compare Miller .

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

Similar surnames: Miller, Millard, Mallard, Gillard, Millman, Aylward, Billard, Pillard

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Where is the Millward family from?

You can see how Millward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Millward family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Millward families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 53 Millward families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Millward's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Millward families in 1911.
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What did your Millward ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Millward. 39% of Millward men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Millward women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Millward were Compositor 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Compositor

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Millward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millward 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Millward. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Millward. For the veterans among your Millward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Millward lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Millward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Millward in 1954 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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