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Millet Family History

Millet Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of millet or panic grass, from a diminutive form of Old French mil (Latin milium). In some cases it may have been a nickname for someone suffering from a skin disease, with blisters resembling grains of millet. Compare the English term miliary fever. French and English: from a pet form of the personal name Miles. Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a field of millet, Catalan millet (Latin milietum, a derivative of milium ‘millet’).

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

Similar surnames: Mallet, Mollet, Millen, Billet, Mullet, Miller, Millett, Gillet

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Where is the Millet family from?

You can see how Millet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Millet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Millet families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 57 Millet families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Millet's in the UK. London had the highest population of Millet families in 1891.
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What did your Millet ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Millet. 79% of Millet women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Millet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millet 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Millet. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Millet. For the veterans among your Millet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Millet lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Millet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Millet in 1950 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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