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Miller Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary 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. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier, Dumoulin, Demoulins, and Moulin; German Mueller; Dutch Molenaar; Italian Molinaro; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar, etc. Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller (see Mueller).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Meller, Millen, Milner, Tiller, Maller, Diller, Biller, Millet, Miler

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Miller Family Origin

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Miller Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    4%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Miller family was Servant. The most common Miller occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Miller's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Miller.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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