Müller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Müller 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. Müller is an occupational name for a miller, derived from the Old Germanic "Mulinari."

Early Origins of the Müller family

The surname Müller was 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.

Important Dates for the Müller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Müller research. Another 239 words (17 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 Müller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Müller Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Müller include Mueller, Muller, Mueler, Muler, Miller, Moeller, Muellner, Milner, Molner and many more.

Early Notables of the Müller family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Müller in this period include Heinrich Müller (1631-1675) was a German devotional author, Protestant author of hymns and Lutheran theologian; Adam Heinrich Mueller (1779-1829), ennobled in 1828 as Ritter von Nittersdorf, who influenced Hegel and accompanied Metternich to Paris in 1815, Johann Matthias Mueller, a general in the Austrian army, who was ennobled in 1758, Friedrich Mueller (1749-1825), known as "Maler Mueller" ("painter...
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Müller migration to the United States

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Müller or a variant listed above:

Müller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anneken Pietersen Muller, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1656 [1]
Müller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andrew Muller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Christopher Muller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Dietrich Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Albrecht Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Apollonia Muller, who landed in America in 1751 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Müller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1801 [1]
  • Eckard Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Caspar Muller, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Catharina Margretha Muller, aged 13, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Jacob Friederich Muller, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1805
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Müller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Abraham Muller, aged 19, who landed in America in 1909 [1]
  • Adele Muller, who landed in America in 1923 [1]

Müller migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Müller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johann Willhelm Muller, who immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751
  • Barbara Muller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Clara Muller, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Daniel Muller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Müller migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Müller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Muller, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Carl Muller, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Ferdinand Muller, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Carl Heinrich Muller, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Frederick Muller, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Müller (post 1700)

  • Major-General Walter Joseph Muller (1895-1967), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4), Army Field Forces (1948) [4]
  • Romeo Muller Jr. (1928-1992), American actor and writer, best known for his 1964 TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Steven Muller, President of Johns Hopkins University from 1972 to 1990
  • Richard A. Muller (b. 1944), American physicist, University of California, Berkeley
  • Hermann Joseph Muller (1890-1967), U.S. geneticist (Muller's ratchet) and educator
  • Herbert J. Muller (1905-1980), American historian, academic, government official and author
  • Sergeant Joseph E Muller (d. 1945), American Army soldier who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1946
  • Hermann Joseph Müller (1890-1967), American geneticist
  • Georg Müller SS.CC. (1951-2015), German bishop, Bishop of Trondheim (1997-2009)
  • Manfred Müller (1926-2015), German Roman Catholic Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Regensburg (1982-2002)
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Müller family

Bismarck
  • Willi Müller (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Rudolf Müller (1922-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Richard Müller (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Oskar Müller (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Peter Müller (b. 1915), German Obermaschinenmast who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [5]
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Flight 191
  • Mr. Fred Muller, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [6]
Hindenburg LZ-129
  • Mr. Richard Müller (1911-1937), German Assistant Chef from Friedrichshafen, Germany, who worked on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and died in the Airship Fire [7]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Walter Muller. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Muller/Walter_Joseph/USA.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  6. ^ Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area
  7. ^ Hindenburg Disaster Passenger List | Airships.net. (Retrieved 2014, April 11) . Retrieved from http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/disaster/hindenburg-passenger-list/
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