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Mills Family History

Mills Name Meaning
English and Scottish: variant of Mill 1.English: either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles.Irish: in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

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Name Distribution of Mills Families

  • Number of Mills families
     714 - 1,425
     239 - 713
     1 - 238
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mills families
     3,134 - 6,265
     1,045 - 3,133
     1 - 1,044
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mills families
     302 - 602
     101 - 301
     1 - 100
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mills Family Origin

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Mills Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mills

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Mills Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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