Milan Family History

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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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Milan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Milan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Milan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Milan Family Origin

Where is the Milan family from?

Milan Family Occupations

What did your Milan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Milan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Milan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Milan family was Farming. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milan.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Milan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Milan Historical Records

What Milan family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Milan Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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