Milstead Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Milstead Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Milstead name?

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

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Milstead Family Origin

Where is the Milstead family from?

Milstead Family Occupations

What did your Milstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Milstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Milstead's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milstead. A less common occupation for the Milstead family was Laborer.

View Census data for Milstead | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Milstead Historical Records

What Milstead family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Milstead

Passenger List

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.

View all Milstead immigration records

Draft Card

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.

View all Milstead military records

You've only scratched the surface of Milstead family history.

Milstead Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milstead 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.

Famous Milstead Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name