Surname:Miller

Miller family tree and history-related websites

  • Crystal's Genealogy: Crystal's Genealogy is a RootsWeb-hosted site with subsidiary surname family tree pages, created by Crystal Sutton Foley. Most family lines seem to be from the midwest of the United States (Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio). Surname pages include Adams, Beaumont, Buckmaster, Core, Devenport, DeVault, Faas, Folan and Foley, Gaulke, Hineman, Hines, Johnston, King, Klingler, Kneeland, LaMere, LeMoine, McMahan, Miller, Morse, Poole, Rinehart, Santas, Schuster, Seekatz, Stayton, Stevens, Sutton, Waldsmith. Other sources/material includes Sarah Costello's stories. Sarah immigrated from Ireland in 1883 and wrote several stories about Ireland and her family's history. There is also a transcription of two documents by Robert Johnston from September 1918, one a sketch of his father's family and his siblings, who emigrated from Ireland, and the second an account of his Civil War experiences.
  • Bob and Joy Salt Family Tree: This RootsWeb hosted site is a personal family tree of the ancestors of Bob Salt and Joy Miller Salt of England. It is a large tree, with some sources, of English families. Most common surnames are Bettaney, Cartmel, Curwen, Salt.
  • The 'kith and 'kin of Paula Street-Eubanks: This RootsWeb-hosted site contains several subsidiary surname pages, including Miller Resource Center. The pages link to to a Family Tree Maker online family tree and several transcribed source materials. The Miller family traced here is descended from George and Judith (Wesner) Miller, who married in Maryland in May 1777, and who were both born in Germany.

Wikipedia

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Miller and Millar are surnames of English or Scottish origin. There are two homonymous forms of Miller, one that began as an occupational surname for a miller[1][2][3][4] and another that began as a toponymic surname for people from a locale in Glasgow. Miller of the occupational origin may also be translated from many cognate surnames from other European languages,[5][6] such as Mueller, Müller, Mühler, Moller, Möller, Møller, and others.

The standard modern word represents the northern Middle English term, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner). In southern, western, and central England, Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term.[5]

The origin of the Scottish surname is from a burn (rivulet) in Glasgow, namely the molindinar (Mo-lynn-dine-are), and the name has evolved over the years to molindar Mo-lynn-dar and to molinar mo-lynn-ar and to Millar and finally to Miller. The first record of the name was in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. If the surname has Highland Scottish origins, the bearers are associated with Clan MacFarlane. In 1995, Miller was the 22nd most common surname on the birth, death and marriage registers in Scotland; Millar was 77th.[4]

The name Miller also has a long history in Northern Ireland, notably County Antrim where many migrants from Northern England and Scotland settled in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Amongst the earliest recordings of the surname is Reginald Miller in the Subsidy Tax Rolls of Sussex, South East England in 1327.

Corresponding WeRelate Sources

  1. Repository:Internet Surname Database, Last Name: Miller
  2. Source:Goodge, Mark. British Surnames and Surname Profiles, Miller record
  3. Repository:Ancestry.com, The Miller Surname
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