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Mill Name Meaning

Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mill, Middle English mille, milne (Old English myl(e)n, from Latin molina, a derivative of molere ‘to grind’). It was usually in effect an occupational name for a worker at a mill or for the miller himself. The mill, whether powered by water, wind, or (occasionally) animals, was an important center in every medieval settlement; it was normally operated by an agent of the local landowner, and individual peasants were compelled to come to him to have their grain ground into flour, a proportion of the ground grain being kept by the miller by way of payment. English: from a short form of a personal name, probably female, as for example Millicent.

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

Similar surnames: Hill, Gill, Will, Dill, Bill, Mills, Pill, Zill, Moll, Milk

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Mill Family Origin

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Mill Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mill. 21% of Mill men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Mill women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mill were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mill Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Mill. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Mill. For the veterans among your Mill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mill Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mill in 1952 was 28, and 67 in 2004.

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