Miller Family Crest

Miller family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Miller family crest

Azure (blue) - represents the loyal and truthful nature  of members of this historic family.

Argent (silver) - represents the peaceful nature and sincerity of Miller family members and their peaceful nature.

Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and historic military strength when called upon


 Meaning of the symbols on the Miller family crest

The wolf - symbolizes the danger in crossing or betraying members of this family alongside the relentless nature of their perseverance and hard work.

Ermine background pattern - represents purity and a willingness to die rather than soil the family name.

The horizontal line on the shield known as a 'fess' represents an honor bestowed upon an early family member, often one upon a knight.


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Origins of the Miller family name


There are multiple roots of the Miller name, stemming from similar beginnings. In England, the name was one derived from an occupation of one who worked in a mill, which was considered essential work in Medieval times.

The Miller family name is also thought to have roots in Germany, and the first recorded use of the name was in the 12th century. The name is derived from the German word "müller," which means "miller." The Miller family name was first introduced to England by German immigrants in the 13th century.


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Summary of the Miller family and the Miller family crest

  • The Miller family name is of English origin.
  • The name is derived from the Old English word "mylen", meaning "mill" or "mill worker".
  • The first recorded use of the Miller family name is from the 12th century.
  • The first Miller family member to immigrate to the United States was John Miller, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738.
  • In 1854, the Miller family founded the town of Millersburg, Ohio.
  • The Miller family was also instrumental in the founding of the Millersburg Academy, which is now the Millersburg Military Institute.
  • The Miller family name is also associated with several places around the world, including Miller Place in New York, USA, and Miller Island in Antarctica.
  • There are an estimated 1 million people worldwide with the Miller family name.
  • The Miller family name is among the most common surname in the United States.
  • The Miller family name is the 33rd most common surname in England.
  • The Miller family name is also common in Germany, Canada, and Scotland.


The Miller family name has been associated with many notable people throughout history, such as Jack Miller (American racing driver), Joseph Miller (English actor), and John Miller (Australian businessman).