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MILES : 1: English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Mile + genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s or from its other Old French form Miles a derivative of ancient Germanic Milo based on the element mil from mel ‘good generous’. The Old French oblique case form was Milon (see <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Milon">Milon</a> 1). Compare <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Millen">Millen</a> and <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Millson">Millson</a>.2: English: variant with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s of <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Myhill">Myhill</a> from a vernacular form of the Biblical name <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Michael">Michael</a>. Miles Coverdale the translator of the Bible when in Germany called himself Michael Anglus (‘the Englishman’).3: Irish (Louth and Kilkenny): when not the same as 1 or 2 it is sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire see <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Myles">Myles</a>.4: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Mile a diminutive of Yerachmiel a variant of Biblical Yerachmel (1 Chronicles 2:9). It is formed with the Yiddish possessive -s.5: Americanized form of some original Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname.6: German: variant of Miels a patronymic from <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Miele">Miele</a> 4.

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