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The age-old Scottish surname Miler was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Miler family lived in the county of Dumfries.

Miler Early Origins



The surname Miler was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where the Miler family held a family seat from ancient times. One line had its ancestral seat at Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire. During the Middle Ages, occupational names were frequently recorded in Latin; thus, one who worked at a mill would have been documented under the name Milendinarius, Le Molendinator, or De Molendino. The modern spellings "Miller" and "Millar" came into general use about 1500; earlier documents usually show the name in Latin.

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Miler Spelling Variations


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Miler Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Miler has been spelled Miller, Millar, Myllar, Mylar, Millare, Myllair and many more.

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Miler Early History


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Miler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Miler research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1253 is included under the topic Early Miler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Miler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Miler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Miler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Miler In Ireland


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Miler In Ireland



Some of the Miler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Miler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jurig Miler, who landed in New York in 1709

Miler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Miler, who arrived in New Castle, Del in 1801
  • Gaspar Miler, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Martin Miler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Michael D Miler, who landed in Indiana in 1852

Miler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Miler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Miler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Miler (post 1700)



  • Carl Miler, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 49th District, 1941-44, 1947-48

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Miler Historic Events


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Miler Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Henry C Miler, British Boy 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



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: Manent optima coelo
Motto Translation: The best things await us in heaven.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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    The Miler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miler 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2015 at 11:21.

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