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Milks Family History

Milks Name Meaning

Variant of Milk. Middle English milk ‘milk’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of milk. Alternatively, it may be a translation (again, with an excrescent -s) of German Milch, or a variant of Slavic Milich.

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


Similar surnames: Milk, Miles, Mills, Milas, Dilks, Mick, Milos, Milko, Wilks, Pinks

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Where is the Milks family from?

You can see how Milks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milks families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Milks families living in New York. This was about 72% of all the recorded Milks's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Milks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milks. 22% of Milks men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Milks women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milks were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Milks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milks 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 586 immigration records available for the last name Milks. 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 Milks. For the veterans among your Milks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milks lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Milks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Milks in 1953 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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