Milton Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Milton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous and widespread places so called. The majority of these are named with Old English middel ‘middle’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; a smaller group, with examples in Cumbria, Kent, Northamptonshire, Northumbria, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, have as their first element Old English mylen ‘mill’.

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

Similar surnames: Hilton, Wilton, Bilton, Mitton, Kilton, Minton, Colton, Tilton

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Milton Family Origin

Where is the Milton family from?

Milton Family Occupations

What did your Milton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Milton. 41% of Milton men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Milton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milton were Clerk and Operator

View Census data for Milton | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Operator

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

Milton Historical Records

What Milton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Milton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Milton

Passenger List

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Milton. 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.

View all Milton immigration records

Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Milton. For the veterans among your Milton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Milton military records

You've only scratched the surface of Milton family history.

Milton Life Expectancy

What is the average Milton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Milton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Milton in 1942 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milton

Famous Milton Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name