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Milner Name Meaning

English (northern especially Yorkshire): variant of Miller retaining the -n- of the Middle English word milnere ‘miller’. German: variant of Müller (see Mueller ).

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

Similar surnames: Miller, Miner, Milne, Millner, Kilner, Minner, Milnes, Milnor, Tinner

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Where is the Milner family from?

You can see how Milner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milner families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 118 Milner families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Milner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Milner families in 1911.
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What did your Milner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Milner. 26% of Milner men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Milner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milner were Clerk and Servant. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • Income
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 191,000 census records available for the last name Milner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milner 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Milner. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Milner. For the veterans among your Milner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milner lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Milner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Milner in 1947 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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