Millis Family History

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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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Millis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Millis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Millis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • European Jewish

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Millis Family Origin

Where is the Millis family from?

Millis Family Occupations

What did your Millis ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Millis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Millis Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Millis Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Millis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Millis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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