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Millen Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Mullen . English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name Milon an inflected Old French form of Miles . English: possibly from Middle English mille melle mulle ‘mill’ + lane ‘lane’ a topographic name for someone living in such a place. Flemish and Dutch (also Van Millen): habitational name for someone from Millen near Tongeren.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mullen, Millet, Miller, Mille, Hillen, Gillen, Billen, Millan, Hiller

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Where is the Millen family from?

You can see how Millen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Millen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Millen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 17 Millen families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Millen's in USA. New York had the highest population of Millen families in 1840.
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What did your Millen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Millen. 51% of Millen men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Millen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Millen were Clerk and Nurse. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Farmer
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Millen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millen 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Millen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Millen. For the veterans among your Millen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Millen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Millen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Millen in 1951 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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