The Molenaer family name has long been found in region known today as the 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
The surname Molenaer 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.
Early History of the Molenaer family
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Molenaer 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
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Molenaer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Arent Evertsz Molenaer, who arrived in Delaware in 1662 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)