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Milder Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of the Dutch occupational name Mulder ‘miller’ or of van Milders, a habitational name from Te Mulders in Mollem, meaning ‘at the miller’s (house)’.

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

Similar surnames: Mulder, Molder, Miller, Mander, Milde, Miler, Milne, Millen, Melder

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Where is the Milder family from?

You can see how Milder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Milder families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Milder families living in Arkansas. This was about 22% of all the recorded Milder's in USA. Arkansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Milder families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Milder. 27% of Milder men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Milder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milder were Proprietor and Laborer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Milder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milder 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Milder. 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 728 military records available for the last name Milder. For the veterans among your Milder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milder lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Milder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Milder in 1953 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

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