Mueller Family History

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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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Mueller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mueller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mueller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Mueller Family Origin

Where is the Mueller family from?

Mueller Family Occupations

What did your Mueller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mueller. The most common Mueller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Mueller's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mueller family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mueller ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mueller Historical Records

What Mueller family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Mueller Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mueller ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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