Milne Family History

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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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Milne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Milne name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Milne Family Origin

Where is the Milne family from?

Milne Family Occupations

What did your Milne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milne. The most common Milne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Milne's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Milne family was Miller.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Miller


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

Milne Historical Records

What Milne family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Milne Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milne 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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