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Miley Family History

Miley Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of a Gaelic name, probably Ó Maol Aodha ‘descendant of Maol Aodha’, a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Aodh’ (see McCoy).

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


Similar surnames: Miles, Manley, Iley, Maley, Milby, Riley, Smiley, Mailey, Tilly

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Where is the Miley family from?

You can see how Miley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Miley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Miley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Miley's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Miley families in 1840.
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What did your Miley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Miley. 23% of Miley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Miley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Miley were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Miley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Miley. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Miley. For the veterans among your Miley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Miley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Miley in 1940 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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