Milligan Family History

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Milligan Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolagáin ‘descendant of Maolagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of maol ‘bald’, ‘tonsured’. in some instances, a variant of Mollohan.

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

Similar surnames: Gilligan, Mulligan, Galligan, Nelligan, Gillian, Millin, Halligan

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Milligan Family Origin

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Milligan Family Occupations

What did your Milligan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Milligan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Milligan's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milligan. A less common occupation for the Milligan family was Joiner.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Joiner


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

Milligan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 150,000 census records available for the last name Milligan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milligan 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Milligan. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Milligan. For the veterans among your Milligan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Milligan Life Expectancy

What is the average Milligan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Milligan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Milligan in 1943 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milligan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milligan 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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