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The Möller name was a habitational name, taken on by a person who lived at Molière in the French province of Gascogne.

Möller Early Origins



The surname Möller was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Möller Spelling Variations


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Möller Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Möller, some of which include Moliere, Molière, Mollière, Maulière, Maullière, De Molière, De Mollière, De Maulière, De Maullière, Molières, Mollières, De Molières, De Mollières, De Maulières, De Maullières, Maulières, Maullières, De Moleriis, Molère, Mollère, Maulère and many more.

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Möller Early History


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Möller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Möller research. Another 492 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1427, 1540, 1558, 1600, 1622, 1670, 1673, 1700, 1789, 1816, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Möller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Möller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Möller Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Möller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Möller has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Möller were

Möller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Conrad Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Hans Georg Moller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Frederick William Moller, who arrived in Georgia in 1739
  • Christoffel Moller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Möller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friederich Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Christina Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Hinrich Moller, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Andrew Moller, aged 18, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1833
  • Henr Moller, who arrived in America in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Möller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Moller, aged 55, landed in Quebec in 1868

Möller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Moller arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brahmin" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Möller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Möller (post 1700)



  • Alan Roger Moller (1950-2014), American meteorologist, storm chaser, nature and landscape photographer
  • Paul Moller, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Altona, 1884
  • Joe Moller, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1960
  • Hattie M. Moller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924
  • Poul Martin Möller (1794-1838), Danish literary figure

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Möller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Möller 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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