Milk Family History

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Milk Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): probably from Middle English milk ‘milk’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of milk. In some instances, probably a translation of German Milch, a variant of Slavic Milich or of Dutch Mielke (a pet form of Miele), or a shortening of Slavic Milkovich.

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

Similar surnames: Milks, Silk, Mick, Mink, Mill, Wilk, Milke, Bick, Milko, Milz

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Milk Family Origin

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Milk Family Occupations

What did your Milk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Milk occupation in the UK was Farmer. 43% of Milk's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Game Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milk. A less common occupation for the Milk family was Carman.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Game Keeper

  • Carman


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

Milk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Milk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milk 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 688 immigration records available for the last name Milk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Milk. For the veterans among your Milk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Milk Life Expectancy

What is the average Milk lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Milk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Milk in 1960 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milk 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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