Last name: Miller

This notable surname is regarded as Anglo-Scottish. It has over twenty-five entries in the British "Dictionary of National Biography", and no less than thirty coats of arms. It is or rather was, occupational, and described a corn miller, or at least someone in charge of a mill. The origination is from the pre 7th century Olde English word "mylene", and the later "milne", but ultimately from the Roman (Latin) "molere", meaning to grind. Job-descriptive surnames denoted the occupation of the namebearer, but only became hereditary when a son followed a father into the same line of business. The miller enjoyed a privileged position in medieval society, the mill being an important centre in every medieval settlement, and farmers gathered there to have their corn ground into flour. A proportion of the ground corn was kept by the miller by way of payment, and this was sometimes a bone of contention. Amongst the eraly recordings we have Reginald Miller in the Subsidy Tax Rolls of Sussex in 1327, whilst in May 1635, James Miller, aged 18, was an early emigrant to the new states of America. He embarked from London on the ship "Plaine Joan" bound for Virginia. James Miller (1812 - 1864), born in Scotland, was the surgeon to Queen Victoria, and a notable bearer of the name. One of the earliest coats of arms granted to the family has the blazon of ermine charged with three wolves' heads erased, in silver. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Muller. This was dated 1296, in the "Subsidy Tax Rolls of Sussex", during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Roselind (nee Miller) Hirst.
My maiden name was Miller -- my Dad was James Miller, born in Glasgow in 1910 --would love to know if there are any others of that name still around ---long shot I know --parents were William Miller and Mary (Frame) -- all deceased now.

Jody Walter
My Great Grandfather is a Miller, he migrated to the US. in the 1920's from Prince Edwards inland,Ca. I've been told some of the Millers still live there and some moved around the Windsor,Ont.Ca. area.

Paul Miller
It's ironic that my surname Miller was given to my paternal grandfather who immigrated from Lithuania through Ellis Island while I have just discovered that I am actually related to the true Millers through my great-great-grandmother on my mother's side.

I'm a Sydney, Australia Miller. :)

Charles E. Miller, Jr. BA, ODU; MA, LU
I am Charles E. Miller, Jr. and I live in Chesapeake, Virginia. Eight generations back I am a descendent of Jonathan Miller, Sr. who purchased one thousand acres of land in Bertie County, North Carolina. Jonathan spelt his name two ways: one was "Miller" and the other was "Millar." Some people say he was German; however, Millar is Scottish. What do you say?

hi my name is elizabeth patricia miller and i'm 15 years old and i live in cape grardou missouir and i go to school at cape central high xchool and i"m a freshman. and high school is hard and fustrading. buy

John David Miller
Sadly, I can only trace my surname back to 1910, to my Grandfather, who was adopted at birth by a family called Miller, and given their name. He was brought up as a child in Ancoats, Manchester, then moved to Cumberland as it was then, living in various places, ending his days in Workington, which is where I was born. My Grandfather, Father and myself, are all John Miller. My Father was Mayor Of Workington 1969-70.

S Ralph Miller
Newfoundland I trace my family name to mid 1700s fishermen from England / Scotland who settler near Portugal Cove CB NL Canada
Do any one have a similar anstary

Ron Miller
I've been able to trace my Miller tree back to 1810. My father is William E. Miller Sr (born in Tyrone, Pa), my grandfather was Frank K. Miller (born in Tyrone, Pa, died in Ohio), my great-grandfather was Nicholas Miller (born in Williamsburg, Pa, died in Tyrone, Pa), my great-great grandfather was Joseph Miller (born in 1843, Pa), and my great-great-great grandfather was John Miller (born 1810, Huntingdon County, Pa, died in 1873, Williamsburg, Pa). This is where I'm stuck right now. We believe either John Miller's father is John Miller also who is the son of a Samuel Miller from Ireland/Scotland (we have no proof right now). If anyone has information on them I would appreciate any info on them. Thank you.

Sue M Stephens
I've traced my 4xgreat grandfather to Jacob Miller, from PA and moved to VA

Robert Miller

Wow, Where to start. My name is Robert Andrew Miller. I live in New Brunswick Canada. Was born in Grand falls NL. Canada. My grand parents are Frank and Elizabeth (Higdon) Miller. Great Grand Parents are Andrew and Selina Miller from Placentia NL. Andrew and Selinas children are Frank Louis William and daughter Bride. Anyone related or have info on earlier connections?

Caldwell Glynda
Fathers name Gene Francis Miller born Borger, Texas- His father Jesse Miltings Miller born in south east Missouri- His father Frank Miller I believe also Missouri. I was told Frank's family operated a trading post and traded with the natives. His father Hugh Miller. Not sure where he was born Jesse's Mothers' name was Cora Elizabeth Smith Miller.

Barbara Miller
My Mother told me that we were Jewish. Any comment? Barbara Miller

James Thomas Faulds Inglis
Born 1990 James McKenna mother's paternal family MILLAR, "Miller" from Isle of Arran in County of Bute, Archibald Sanny Miller, born circa. (Unk) in Arran. Sanny moved to Fife, David Millar from Sanny Miller b. circa. (1920's) Mother Fiona Millar b. circa. 1967 from David Millar & Nellie 'Ellen' Millar (neé) Denholm from Charles Denholm and Mary Denholm (neé) 'unk.' ^ n.b. Not all completely accurate, however most information been led to know. Any recognition please share insight. p.S. Miller Family History lineage to 1749 (+4 years from Bonnie Prince Charlie's Raised Standard) in Kilmory, Arran, Bute, Ayrshire, Scotland. FURTHEST KNOWN. Anyone else shed light on this? Common knowledge led to believe Miller Women were Agricultural Farm Hands, perhaps working in Cashmere Mills.