Netherlands. It is unclear whether the name moved to the region from Germany, or arose independently in Holland. Molenaer is an occupational name for a miller, derived from the Old Germanic "Mulinari."
Early Origins of the Molenaer family
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.
Early History of the Molenaer family
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Molenaer Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mueller, Muller, Mueler, Muler, Miller, Moeller, Moller, Muellner, Milner, Molner, Molenauer, Molenaar and many more.
Early Notables of the Molenaer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Molenaer family to the New World and Oceana
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Molenaer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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