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

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Mill Family Origin

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Mill Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mill. The most common Mill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Mill's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mill family was Keeping House.

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Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mill

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