When Margaret E. Miles was born on 26 March 1868, in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, her father, William Bancroft Miles, was 28 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Cadwell, was 21. She lived in Elkland Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 12 November 1881, in Columbia Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 13, and was buried in Unionville, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.
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 .