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Origins of the Milligan surname

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About the Milligans

We have a total number of 42530 records for people with the last name Milligan.

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Where do most Milligans live?

In 1921, most Milligans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Milligans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 28,200 records for the Milligan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Milligans most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Milligans.

What are the most common Milligan first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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

Common jobs for Milligans

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

Common Female occupations for Milligans in 1921
Dressmaker

156

Domestic Servant

128

Housekeeper

97

F S

65

Living On Own Means

63

Common Male occupations for Milligans in 1921
Coal Miner

290

Joiner

125

General Labourer

116

Farmer

93

Shoemaker

79

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