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Mueller Family History

Mueller Name Meaning

German (Müller) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a miller, Middle High German müller, German Müller. In Germany Müller, Mueller is the most frequent of all surnames; in the U.S. it is often changed to Miller.

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


Similar surnames: Meller, Moeller, Muellner, Miller, Muller, Geller, Mulder, Zeller

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Where is the Mueller family from?

You can see how Mueller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mueller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mueller families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Mueller families living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mueller's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Mueller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mueller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mueller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mueller. 13% of Mueller men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Mueller women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mueller were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 210,000 census records available for the last name Mueller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mueller census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 64,000 immigration records available for the last name Mueller. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 48,000 military records available for the last name Mueller. For the veterans among your Mueller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mueller lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mueller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mueller in 1940 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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