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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."

Muhler Early Origins



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.

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Muhler Spelling Variations


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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.

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Muhler Early History


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Muhler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muhler research. Another 477 words (34 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.

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Muhler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muhler Early Notables (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...

Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Muhler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Johann Christian Muhler, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Muhler, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Samuel Muhler, who landed in New York, NY in 1709

Muhler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Freiderich Muhler, aged 27, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • John Muhler, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Joh Muhler, who landed in America in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muhler (post 1700)


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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
  • Charles F. Muhler, American politician, Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1885-89

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute ingenioque valemus
Motto Translation: We are strong because our virtue and talent


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Muhler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muhler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 January 2016 at 10:20.

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