Miles Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): via Old French from the Germanic personal name Milo, of unknown etymology. The name was introduced to England by the Normans in the form Miles (oblique case Milon). In English documents of the Middle Ages the name sometimes appears in the Latinized form Milo (genitive Milonis), although the normal Middle English form was Mile, so the final -s must usually represent the possessive ending, i.e. ‘son or servant of Mile’. English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Mihel, an Old French contracted form of Michael. English: occupational name for a servant or retainer, from Latin miles ‘soldier’, sometimes used as a technical term in this sense in medieval documents. Irish (County Mayo): when not the same as 1 or 3, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire, Myles being used as the English equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Maol Muire (see Mullery). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained. Dutch: variant of Miels, a variant of Miele 3.

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


Similar surnames: Giles, Milos, Mills, Niles, Wiles, Mines, Mies, Miley, Smiles, Milks

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Miles occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Miles's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Miles family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Miles.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Miles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Miles in 1941 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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