What does the name Miller mean?
The Miller surname is primarily English and Scottish, with two main hypothesised points of origin. The first is an occupational one, relating to those who kept, operated or owned mills. In Scotland Miller also can be geographical, relating to those who live around or in the molendinar (a 'burn' in Glasgow). This origin can be more often found in the 'Millar' variant.
The earliest occurrence of the Miller surname in our family history documents is from 1410, and we currently have 6,997,130 records where Miller appears.
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Typical jobs for Millers
Hard-working people, the Millers. 2620 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Millers lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Miller in London.
Millers’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Millers were angels, apparently. We found 3168 in criminal records.
Millers in World War I
According to the World War I records, 4401 Millers served in the First World War.