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Millen Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Mullen. English: from Old French Milon, an inflected form of the personal name Miles (see Miles 1). English: from Middle English milne, adjectival form of mille ‘mill’, or perhaps a topographic name for someone living in a lane leading to a mill, from Middle English mille, milne ‘mill’ + lane, lone ‘lane’. Dutch: patronymic from Miele 3.

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


Similar surnames: Mullen, Millet, Miller, Mille, Hillen, Gillen, Billen, Millan, Hiller

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Where is the Millen family from?

You can see how Millen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Millen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Millen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 377 Millen families living in Kent. This was about 32% of all the recorded Millen's in the UK. Kent had the highest population of Millen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Millen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Millen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Millen. 19% of Millen men worked as a Farmer and 74% of Millen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Millen were Farmworker and Housewife.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    19%
  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • Farmworker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Millen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Millen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Millen. For the veterans among your Millen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Millen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Millen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Millen in 1951 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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