Alton Theodore Miller

Brief Life History of Alton Theodore

When Alton Theodore Miller was born on 9 October 1904, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edward Riley Miller, was 34 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Bair, was 40. He married Velva Helen Fuhrman about 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 August 1986, in Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Penn Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alton Theodore Miller
Velva Helen Fuhrman
Marriage: about 1921
Freda Rose Miller
Nadine Ruth Miller
Laverne A Miller

Sources (7)

  • Alton T Miller, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alton T. Miller, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cemetery records

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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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