Muhler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Muhler family

The surname Muhler 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 Muhler family

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

Muhler Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Muhler include Mueller, Muller, Mueler, Muler, Miller, Moeller, Muellner, Milner, Molner and many more.

Early Notables of the Muhler family (pre 1700)

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

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Muhler surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Muhler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Muhler, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Christian Muhler, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johannes Muhler, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Samuel Muhler, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
Muhler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Freiderich Muhler, aged 27, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • John Muhler, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Joh Muhler, who landed in America in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Muhler (post 1700)

  • Marie A. Muhler, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly 11th District; Elected 1975 [2]
  • Charles F. Muhler, American politician, Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1885-89 [2]


  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 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from
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