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Milne Surname Meaning

Scottish (mainly Aberdeenshire and Angus): occupational name from Middle English milne ‘mill’ also found as mulne in south and western England and melne in southeastern England. The Scottish name has been established in Ireland since the early 18th century and has absorbed some cases of Irish Moyle . Compare Mill

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

Similar surnames: Millen, Milner, Mille, Moline, Lile, Mele, Hille, Kilner, Milos

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Where is the Milne family from?

You can see how Milne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milne families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 527 Milne families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Milne's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Milne families in 1911.
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What did your Milne ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Milne. 27% of Milne men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Milne women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milne were Clerk and 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
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Student
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 240,000 census records available for the last name Milne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milne 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Milne. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Milne. For the veterans among your Milne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milne lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Milne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Milne in 1940 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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