Milton Family History

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Milton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous and widespread places so called. The majority of these are named with Old English middel ‘middle’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; a smaller group, with examples in Cumbria, Kent, Northamptonshire, Northumbria, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, have as their first element Old English mylen ‘mill’.

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

Similar surnames: Hilton, Wilton, Bilton, Mitton, Kilton, Minton, Colton, Tilton

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Milton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Milton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Milton Family Origin

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Milton Family Occupations

What did your Milton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Milton. The most common Milton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Milton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Milton family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Milton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Milton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milton 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Milton. 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 Milton. For the veterans among your Milton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Milton Life Expectancy

What is the average Milton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Milton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Milton in 1942 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Milton 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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