Millet Family History

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Millet Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass, from a diminutive form of Old French mil (Latin milium). In some cases it may have been a nickname for someone suffering from a skin disease, with blisters resembling grains of millet. Compare the English term miliary fever. French and English: from a pet form of the personal name Miles. Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a field of millet, Catalan millet (Latin milietum, a derivative of milium ‘millet’).

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

Similar surnames: Mallet, Mollet, Millen, Billet, Mullet, Miller, Millett, Gillet

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Millet Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Millet name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Millet Family Origin

Where is the Millet family from?

Millet Family Occupations

What did your Millet ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farm Laborer, Labourer and Beer House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Millet. The most common Millet occupation in the UK was Farm Laborer. 6% of Millet's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Millet family was Boiler Maker.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Labourer

  • Beer House Keeper

  • Boiler Maker


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

Millet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Millet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millet 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Millet. 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 Millet. For the veterans among your Millet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Millet Life Expectancy

What is the average Millet lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Millet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Millet in 1950 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Millet 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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