Last name: MILES

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MILES : This last name is indexed 339,007 times on Geneanet!

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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 Milon 1). Compare Millen and Millson.2: English: variant with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s of Myhill from a vernacular form of the Biblical name Michael. 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 Myles.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 Miele 4.

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