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Milburn Family History

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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Where is the Milburn family from?

You can see how Milburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milburn families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 19 Milburn families living in Maryland. This was about 22% of all the recorded Milburn's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Milburn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milburn. 19% of Milburn men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Milburn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milburn were Salesman and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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