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Miller Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier, Dumoulin, Demoulins, and Moulin; German Mueller; Dutch Molenaar; Italian Molinaro; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar, etc. Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller (see Mueller).

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

Similar surnames: Meller, Millen, Milner, Tiller, Maller, Diller, Biller, Millet, Miler

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Miller Family Origin

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Miller Family Occupations

What did your Miller ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Miller. 7% of Miller men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Miller women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Miller were Bricklayer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Miller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6 million census records available for the last name Miller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miller 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 588,000 immigration records available for the last name Miller. 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 1 million military records available for the last name Miller. For the veterans among your Miller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Miller Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Miller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Miller in 1940 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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