When Catharine Miller was born on 1 March 1857, in Trenton, Henry, Iowa, United States, her father, John Miller, was 37 and her mother, Anna Raber, was 27. She married John Schlatter on 7 September 1876, in Trenton, Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Trenton Township, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Jefferson Township, Henry, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 October 1942, in Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Wayland, Henry, Iowa, 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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