When Wade Hampton Miles was born on 7 October 1867, in Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States, his father, Levi Miles, was 31 and his mother, Mary Luvina Cummins, was 24. He married Mary Alice York about 1899, in Athens, Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Drew, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died in 1953, at the age of 86.
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 .
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’).
Irish (Louth and Kilkenny): when not the same as 1 or 2, it is sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire, see Myles .
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