Mills Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Mill 1. English: either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles. Irish: in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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


Similar surnames: Miles, Mill, Mille, Milks, Mells, Gills, Milne, Millis, Milla, Dills

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Mills Family Origin

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Mills Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Mills occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Mills's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mills. A less common occupation for the Mills family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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Mills Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Mills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mills in 1940 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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