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MILLS - Name Meaning & Origin

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Last Name Meaning & Genealogy Links for the Surname MILLS

Meaning & Origin:

A name originally given to one or worked in a mill (occupational) or lived near a mill (descriptive).

Possibly from the Gaelic Milidh, meaning soldier.

Surname Origin:

English

Alternate Surname Spellings:

MILLER, MILLAR

Genealogy Resources for the Surname MILLS:

Common Surname Search Tips
Tips and tricks for researching your MILLS ancestors online.

MILLS Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of Mills ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - MILLS Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Mills surname.

MILLS Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Mills surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - MILLS Genealogy & Family Resources
Find links to free and commercial resources for the Mills surname.

Cousin Connect - MILLS Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Mills, and sign up for free notification when new Mills queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - MILLS Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Mills.

MyCinnamonToast.com - MILLS Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the Mills surname.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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