What does the name Mills mean?
The origin of the Mills surname is thought to be English and Scottish and has been found in records from as early as the 1200s. Mills is believed to mostly be a geographic name, referring to those who lived at or near a mill. Less often, Mills can arise as a patronymic surname, given to those who are the son or descendant of someone called 'Miles'.
The earliest occurrence of the Mills surname in our family history documents is from 1504, and we currently have 1,942,450 records where Mills appears.
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Typical jobs for Millses
Hard-working people, the Millses. 2268 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Millses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Mills in Lancashire.
Millses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Millses were angels, apparently. We found 2448 in criminal records.
Millses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3299 Millses served in the First World War.