Millis Family History

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Millis Name Meaning

English: variant of Mills. Dutch: habitational name from Milheeze in the province of North Brabant. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Amilius or Amelis (Latinized forms of a Germanic name with the initial element amal ‘strength’, ‘vigor’) or of the Latin personal name Aemilius (see Milian).

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

Similar surnames: Mellis, Lillis, Mills, Tillis, Milos, Millen, Willis, Milles, Millin

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Millis Family Origin

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Millis Family Occupations

What did your Millis 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 Millis. 29% of Millis men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Millis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Millis were Retired and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shop Assistant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

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

Millis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Millis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Millis. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Millis. For the veterans among your Millis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Millis Life Expectancy

What is the average Millis lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Millis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Millis in 1948 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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