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

Muller Early Origins



The surname Muller 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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Muller Spelling Variations


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Muller Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Muller include Mueller, Muller, Mueler, Muler, Miller, Moeller, Muellner, Milner, Molner and many more.

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Muller Early History


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Muller Early History



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

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Muller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Muller 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 Muller 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Muller or a variant listed above:

Muller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anneken Pietersen Muller, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1656

Muller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Muller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Christopher Muller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Dietrich Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Albrecht Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Apollonia Muller, who landed in America in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Muller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Eckard Muller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Caspar Muller, aged 25, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Catharina Margretha Muller, aged 13, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Jacob Friederich Muller, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Muller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abraham Muller, aged 19, landed in America in 1909
  • Adele Muller, who landed in America in 1923

Muller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Johann Willhelm Muller, who immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751
  • Barbara Muller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Clara Muller, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Daniel Muller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Muller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Muller, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Carl Muller, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Ferdinand Muller, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Carl Heinrich Muller, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Frederick Muller arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muller (post 1700)



  • Major-General Walter Joseph Muller (1895-1967), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4), Army Field Forces (1948)
  • Romeo Muller Jr. (1928-1992), American actor and writer, best known for his 1964 TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Steven Muller, President of Johns Hopkins University from 1972 to 1990
  • Richard A. Muller (b. 1944), American physicist, University of California, Berkeley
  • Hermann Joseph Muller (1890-1967), U.S. geneticist (Muller's ratchet) and educator
  • Herbert J. Muller (1905-1980), American historian, academic, government official and author
  • Sergeant Joseph E Muller (d. 1945), American Army soldier who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1946
  • Hermann Joseph Müller (1890-1967), American geneticist
  • Georg Müller SS.C C. (1951-2015), German bishop, Bishop of Trondheim (1997-2009)
  • Manfred Müller (1926-2015), German Roman Catholic Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Regensburg (1982-2002)
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Muller Historic Events


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Muller Historic Events




Flight 191

  • Mr. Fred Muller, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

Hindenburg LZ-129

  • Mr. Richard Müller (1911-1937), German Assistant Chef from Friedrichshafen, Germany, who worked on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and died in the Airship Fire on May 6, 1937

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Suggested Readings for the name Muller


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Suggested Readings for the name Muller



  • The Mueller Mystique by Ned Mueller.

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Motto


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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

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

    The Muller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muller 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.

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