Meaning and Origin of Mills - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Mills

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : One who mills

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and Scottish : variant of Mill 1.
  • English : either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles.
  • Irish : in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.