Milburn Family History

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Milburn Name Meaning

English (Northumbria and Cumbria): habitational name from a place in Cumbria, named in Old English as ‘millstream’, from mylen ‘mill’ + burna ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Kilburn, Milbourne, Colburn, Milbury, Winburn, Wilburn, Hilburn

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Milburn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Milburn name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Milburn Family Origin

Where is the Milburn family from?

Milburn Family Occupations

What did your Milburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Milburn family was Farm Laborer. The most common Milburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Milburn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milburn.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Milburn Historical Records

What Milburn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Milburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milburn 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 Milburn. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Milburn. For the veterans among your Milburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Milburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Milburn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Milburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Milburn in 1949 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milburn 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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