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Milstead Family History

Milstead Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Milstead in Kent, perhaps so named from Middle English middel ‘middle’ + stede ‘place’.

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

Similar surnames: Halstead, Winstead, Hillstead, Stead, Anstead, Newstead, Armistead

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Where is the Milstead family from?

You can see how Milstead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milstead family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Milstead families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Milstead families living in Tennessee. This was about 26% of all the recorded Milstead's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Milstead families in 1840.
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What did your Milstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milstead. 22% of Milstead men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Milstead women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milstead were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Mechanic
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Milstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milstead 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 655 immigration records available for the last name Milstead. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Milstead. For the veterans among your Milstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milstead lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Milstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Milstead in 1951 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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