Jacob Ellison Miller

Brief Life History of Jacob Ellison

When Jacob Ellison Miller was born on 1 January 1824, in Ohio, United States, his father, Adam Miller, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Prior, was 36. He married Sarah E Blackford on 16 April 1841, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Buchanan Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 14 March 1905, in Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Jacob Ellison Miller
Sarah E Blackford
Marriage: 16 April 1841
Anson Miller
Anna Miller
about 1854–
Martha Clara Miller
William Pierce Miller
Sarah Ester Miller
James Josephus Miller
Adorinam J. Miller
Margaret Miller
Union Miller
Alta M. Miller
Jacob Ellison Miller

Sources (22)

  • Jacob E Millis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob E Miller, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Jacob Ellison Miller, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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