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Millard Name Meaning

English (chiefly Gloucestershire and Worcestershire): variant of Millward. French (northern): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements mil ‘good’, ‘gracious’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Southern French: from a variant spelling of Occitan milhar ‘millet field’ (from mil ‘millet’).

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


Similar surnames: Mallard, Billard, Willard, Maillard, Gillard, Milardo, Bollard

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Where is the Millard family from?

You can see how Millard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Millard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Millard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 120 Millard families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Millard's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Millard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Millard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Millard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Millard. 14% of Millard men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Millard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Millard were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 197,000 census records available for the last name Millard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millard 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Millard. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Millard. For the veterans among your Millard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Millard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Millard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Millard in 1943 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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