Milner Family History

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Milner Name Meaning

Northern English (mainly Yorkshire) and Scottish: variant of Miller, retaining the -n- of the Middle English word, which was a result of Scandinavian linguistic influence, as in Old Norse mylnari.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Milner Family Origin

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Milner Family Occupations

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 CA named Milner. 16% of Milner men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Milner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milner were Clerk and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Income
    12%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Student
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Milner Historical Records

What Milner family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Milner Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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