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Milan Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish (Milán), and French: habitational name from the Italian city of Milan (see Milano). Spanish (Milán): nickname from milán ‘kite’ (the bird of prey). Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian: from the Slavic personal name Milan, a derivative of names such as Bohumil and Miloslav, containing the element mil ‘grace’, ‘favor’.

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

Similar surnames: Milas, Milano, Miland, Millan, Malan, Milian, Milko, Mina, Milani

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Where is the Milan family from?

You can see how Milan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Milan families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Milan's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Milan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milan. 26% of Milan men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Milan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milan were Clerk and Waitress.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
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What Milan family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Milan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milan 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Milan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Milan. For the veterans among your Milan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Milan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Milan in 1942 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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