William Miller

1801–29 July 1874 (Age 73)
Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Miller was born in 1801, in Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Miller, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Cornwell, was 28. He married Elizabeth Miller on 11 July 1818, in Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 29 July 1874, in Buxted, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

William Miller
1801–1874
Elizabeth Miller
1800–1880
Marriage: 11 July 1818
Henry Miller
1818–1819
Elizabeth Miller
1819–1819
William Miller
1824–1859
Joseph Miller
1844–1906

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 July 1818Buxted, Sussex, England
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 0
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1815
    Age 14
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1823
    Age 22
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Millar
    Mueller
    Milner
    Millward
    McMiller

    Sources (9)

    • William Miller, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Miller, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Miller in entry for Joseph Miller and Ruth Reed, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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