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Where did the German Muler family come from? What is the German Muler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Muler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Muler family history?The Muler surname is thought to have originated in Bavaria, Germany. As hereditary surnames began to be adopted in that area beginning in the 12th century, people were often identified by the kind of work they did. Muler is an occupational name for a miller, derived from the Old Germanic "Mulinari."
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Muler include Mueller, Muller, Mueler, Muler, Miller, Moeller, Muellner, Milner, Molner and many more.
First found in Southern Germany, where they were established in the Middle Ages. The name is the German form of the Latin name "Molinarius," "Mulinari" in Old German. The modern form of the name, Mueller, is documented early on in the chronicles of Swabia, wherein the knight Conrad von Husen is noted as having become known as Mueller for his ownership of a mill.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muler research. Another 477 words(34 lines of text) covering the years 1693, 1670, 1752, 1807, 1631, 1675, 1779, 1829, 1828, 1815, 1758, 1749, 1825, 1806 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Muler History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 253 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Muler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Mulers to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Muler Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute ingenioque valemus
Motto Translation: We are strong because our virtue and talent
The Muler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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