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Origin and popularity of the name MILL

Origin

Mill : 1: Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived near a mill from Middle English mille melle mulle ‘mill’ (assimilated forms of Old English mylen). It was usually in effect an occupational name for a worker at a mill or for the miller himself. The mill whether powered by water wind or (occasionally) animals was an important center in every medieval settlement; it was normally operated by an agent of the local landowner and individual peasants were compelled to come to him to have their grain ground into flour a proportion of the ground grain being kept by the miller by way of payment.2: English: from the Middle English female personal name Mill a short form of Millicent (compare Millett) or perhaps from a variant of the Middle English male personal name Mile (see Miles).4: Dutch (Van Mill): habitational name from Mill in North Brabant.3: German: habitational name from Millen (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 10,116 individuals with the name MILL on Geneanet.

 

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    Variants of name MILL

    MULL MYLL MILH MUEHL