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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : probably an occupational name for an apple seller, from mēlon ‘apple’ + the occupational suffix -as, or a reduced form of some other surname containing the syllable -mil-, for example Koromilas ‘plum’.
  • Czech and Slovak : derivative of a short form of an old Slavic name such as Miloslav or Bohumil (see Milan 3).

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