James Columbia Miller

Brief Life History of James Columbia

When James Columbia Miller was born on 2 August 1892, in Seneca, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, his father, Marshall Henry Miller, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Elisabeth Ashby, was 18. He married Julia M Mckenney on 26 December 1912. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in District 19, Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1930 and District 16, Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1940. He died in December 1959, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

James Columbia Miller
1892–1959
Julia M Mckenney
1893–1973
Marriage: 26 December 1912
Raymond Paul Miller
1913–1956
Anna L Miller
1924–1968
James H Miller
1926–1930
George Miller
1928–1942
Robert Lee Miller
1929–1966
Catherine Lucille Miller
1915–2001
Thelma Miller
1917–1917
Julia Mary Miller
1918–1990
Sarah Miller
1926–1978
Mary Ellen Miller
1932–1969
Patricia L Miller
1935–2004
Rodney Wayne Miller
1939–2002

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  • James Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James C Miller, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"
  • James C Miller, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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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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