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Milroy Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McIlroy (see Gilroy). Irish: variant of Mulroy.

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

Similar surnames: Melroy, Mcilroy, Mulry, Melloy, Meloy, Gilboy, Mcilvoy, Mcelroy

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Where is the Milroy family from?

You can see how Milroy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milroy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milroy families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 24 Milroy families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Milroy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Milroy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milroy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Milroy. 55% of Milroy men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Milroy women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milroy were Operator 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
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Milroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milroy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Milroy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Milroy. For the veterans among your Milroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milroy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Milroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Milroy in 1943 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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