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Milne Name Meaning

Scottish (common in Aberdeenshire): occupational name for a miller or someone who lived at a mill, Old English mylen ‘mill’ (see Mill, Milner). The Scottish name found its way to Ireland; MacLysaght records that it has been in Dublin since the early 18th century. In some cases it has absorbed Irish Moyle.

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

Similar surnames: Millen, Milner, Mille, Moline, Lile, Mele, Hille, Kilner, Milos

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Where is the Milne family from?

You can see how Milne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Milne families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 4 Milne families living in South Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Milne's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Milne families in 1840.
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What did your Milne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milne. 9% of Milne men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Milne women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milne were Clerk and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 240,000 census records available for the last name Milne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milne 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Milne. 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 Milne. For the veterans among your Milne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milne lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Milne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Milne in 1940 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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