Moller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Moller family

The surname Moller 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 Moller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moller 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 Moller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moller Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Moller include Mueller, Muller, Mueler, Muler, Miller, Moeller, Muellner, Milner, Molner and many more.

Early Notables of the Moller family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Moller 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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Moller migration to the United States

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Moller or a variant listed above:

Moller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • Conrad Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Hans Georg Moller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Frederick William Moller, who arrived in Georgia in 1739 [1]
  • Christoffel Moller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Moller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friederich Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Christina Moller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Hinrich Moller, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • Andrew Moller, aged 18, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1833 [1]
  • Henr Moller, who arrived in America in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moller migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Moller, aged 55, who landed in Quebec in 1868

Moller migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Moller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mary Moller, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brahmin" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Moller (post 1700)

  • Alan Roger Moller (1950-2014), American meteorologist, storm chaser, nature and landscape photographer
  • Paul Moller, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Altona, 1884 [2]
  • Joe Moller, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1960 [2]
  • Hattie M. Moller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924 [2]
  • Poul Martin Möller (1794-1838), Danish literary figure

Historic Events for the Moller family

Bismarck
  • Johann Möller (1919-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Alfred Möller (1923-1941), German Matrose IV Funk. who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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