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Origins of the Miles surname

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What does the name Miles mean?

The origin of the Miles surname is understood to be English and Scottish. It has been found in records dating back to as early as the 1200s. It is mostly assumed to be a toponymic name, given to those who were resident at or near a mill. Less often, it can appear as a patronymic, affixed to those people who are the son or descendant of a person with the forename of 'Miles'.

Alternative variations of the name Miles

Miles, Mails, Males, Myles, Mile

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Where do most Mileses live?

In 1921, most Mileses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Mileses

How common is your surname?

221st most common surname in the UK

We have 182,000 records for the Miles surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Mileses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Miles first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Miles family members

Common jobs for Mileses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mileses in 1921
Dressmaker

836

Laundress

717

Domestic Servant

484

General Servant Domestic

471

General Servant

390

Common Male occupations for Mileses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

1,246

General Labourer

744

Farm Labourer

676

Carpenter

671

Farmer

550

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