When Robert Miller was born on 25 May 1812, in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Millar, was 43 and his mother, Isabella Dickson, was 32. He married Jane A Hunter in Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Altona, Clinton, New York, United States for about 22 years. He died on 4 July 1897, in Ellenburg, Ellenburg, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ellenburg Depot, Clinton, New York, United States.
English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner ). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.
South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.
Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.
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