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Miles Family History

Miles Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): via Old French from the Germanic personal name Milo, of unknown etymology. The name was introduced to England by the Normans in the form Miles (oblique case Milon). In English documents of the Middle Ages the name sometimes appears in the Latinized form Milo (genitive Milonis), although the normal Middle English form was Mile, so the final -s must usually represent the possessive ending, i.e. ‘son or servant of Mile’.English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Mihel, an Old French contracted form of Michael.English: occupational name for a servant or retainer, from Latin miles ‘soldier’, sometimes used as a technical term in this sense in medieval documents.Irish (County Mayo): when not the same as 1 or 3, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire, Myles being used as the English equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Maol Muire (see Mullery).Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.Dutch: variant of Miels, a variant of Miele 3.

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

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Name Distribution of Miles Families

  • Number of Miles families
     329 - 655
     110 - 328
     1 - 109
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Miles families
     1,447 - 2,891
     483 - 1,446
     1 - 482
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Miles families
     30 - 58
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Miles Family Origin

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Miles Immigration Information

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Miles Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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