Milner Family History

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Milner Name Meaning

Northern English (mainly Yorkshire) and Scottish: variant of Miller, retaining the -n- of the Middle English word, which was a result of Scandinavian linguistic influence, as in Old Norse mylnari.

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

Similar surnames: Miller, Miner, Milne, Millner, Kilner, Minner, Milnes, Milnor, Tinner

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Milner Family Origin

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Milner Family Occupations

What did your Milner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Milner family was Farming. The most common Milner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Milner's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milner.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Milner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Milner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Milner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Milner. For the veterans among your Milner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Milner Life Expectancy

What is the average Milner lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Milner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Milner in 1947 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milner 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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