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Millis Name Meaning

English: variant of Mills. Dutch: habitational name from Milheeze in the province of North Brabant. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Amilius or Amelis (Latinized forms of a Germanic name with the initial element amal ‘strength’, ‘vigor’) or of the Latin personal name Aemilius (see Milian).

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


Similar surnames: Mellis, Lillis, Mills, Tillis, Milos, Millen, Willis, Milles, Millin

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Where is the Millis family from?

You can see how Millis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Millis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Millis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 11 Millis families living in North Carolina. This was about 31% of all the recorded Millis's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Millis families in 1840.
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What did your Millis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Millis. 29% of Millis men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Millis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Millis were Retired and Private Means.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    29%
  • Gardener
    15%
  • Incapacitated
    15%
  • Retired
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Shop Assistant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Millis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Millis. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Millis. For the veterans among your Millis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Millis lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Millis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Millis in 1948 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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