Origins Available: Dutch, German
Netherlands. It is unclear whether the name moved to the region from Germany, or arose independently in Holland. Molenauer is an occupational name for a miller, derived from the Old Germanic "Mulinari."
Early Origins of the Molenauer 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 Molenauer family
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Molenauer 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 Molenauer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Molenauer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Mueller, who emigrated to America with his wife and five children in 1709; Hans Lendert Miller, who settled in Philadelphia in 1728; as did Heinrich Miller in 1740 and Adam Miller in 1754.
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