Milroy Family History

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Milroy Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McIlroy (see Gilroy). Irish: variant of Mulroy.

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

Similar surnames: Melroy, Mcilroy, Mulry, Melloy, Meloy, Gilboy, Mcilvoy, Mcelroy

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Milroy Family Origin

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Milroy Family Occupations

What did your Milroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Milroy. 3% of Milroy men worked as a Builders Labourer and 49% of Milroy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milroy were Upholsterer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Draper Retired
  • Maker Up Cotton Goods
  • Upholsterer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housekeeper

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

Milroy Historical Records

What Milroy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Milroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milroy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Milroy. 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 Milroy. For the veterans among your Milroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Milroy Life Expectancy

What is the average Milroy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Milroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Milroy in 1943 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Milroy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milroy 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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