Millward Family History

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Millward Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): occupational name for someone in charge of a mill, from Old English mylen ‘mill’ + weard ‘guardian’. In southern England and the West Midlands this was a standard medieval term for a miller. Compare Miller.

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

Similar surnames: Miller, Millard, Mallard, Gillard, Millman, Aylward, Billard, Pillard

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Millward Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Millward name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Millward Family Origin

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Millward Family Occupations

What did your Millward ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Millward. A less common occupation for the Millward family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Millward occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Millward's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Millward Historical Records

What Millward family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Millward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millward 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Millward. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Millward. For the veterans among your Millward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Millward Life Expectancy

What is the average Millward lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Millward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Millward in 1954 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Millward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Millward 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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