Thomas Miles

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Miles was born in 1794, in Little Staughton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Miles, was 36 and his mother, Lydia Brunt, was 29. He married Mary White on 20 January 1817, in Little Staughton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 6 December 1873, in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Thomas Miles
Mary White
Marriage: 20 January 1817
James Miles
Emma Miles
about 1825–1887
Keziah Miles
Stephen Miles
Jesse Miles
Phoebe Miles
David Miles

Sources (17)

  • Thomas Miles, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Miles, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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