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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. adm 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

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Name Distribution of Miller Families

  • Number of Miller families
     10,958 - 21,913
     3,653 - 10,957
     1 - 3,652
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Miller families
     3,631 - 7,260
     1,211 - 3,630
     1 - 1,210
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Miller families
     3,205 - 6,407
     1,069 - 3,204
     1 - 1,068
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Miller Family Origin

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Miller Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Miller

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Miller Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Miller Civil War Service Records

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27,437
Confederate
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Union
20,236

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