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Milby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Milby in North Yorkshire, named in Old Norse as ‘Mildi’s homestead’, from the personal name Mildi + býr ‘homestead’, ‘village’ (Old Danish by).

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


Similar surnames: Bilby, Wilby, Filby, Kilby, Melby, Bielby, Maltby, Colby, Wisby

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Where is the Milby family from?

You can see how Milby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Milby families living in Virginia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Milby's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Milby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milby. 47% of Milby men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Milby women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milby were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    37%
  • House Work
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Milby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milby 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 479 immigration records available for the last name Milby. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Milby. For the veterans among your Milby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Milby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Milby in 1958 was 72, and 66 in 2004.

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