James Miller

Male1778–

Brief Life History of James

When James Miller was born in 1778, in Methven, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Miller, was 24 and his mother, Mary Stewart, was 22.

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Family Time Line

James Miller
1755–
Mary Stewart
1756–
Peter Miller
1776–
James Miller
1778–
Mary Miller
1780–
Thomas Miller
1782–
Robart Miller
1783–
Christan Miller
1788–

Sources (3)

  • James Miller, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Miller - Church Record
  • James Miller, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 24

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

1815

Age 37

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Age 45

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.

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