Miller Family Crest

miller family crest coat of arms

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, all of which originate from similar beginnings.

In England, the name comes from a person with an occupation in a mill, which was considered essential work back in the Medieval and middle ages.

The Miller family name is also thought to have some roots in Germany, and the first recorded use of the name was around the 12th century. The name is derived from the German word "müller," which also refers to someone who was a "miller."

The family name was first introduced to England by German immigrants in the 12th century.


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Summary of the Miller family and the Miller family crest

  • The Miller family name is of English and German origin...
  • The first known Miller was a man named Walter le Millere, who was living in London in the 12th century.
  • It is believed that the Miller family name is derived from the occupation of miller, which would have been a common profession at that time.
  • Over the centuries, the spelling of the surname has changed to include several different variations, such as 'Millar', "Muller", and 'Moller".
  • The Miller family in continental Europe can be traced back to Germany, where they were first found in the state of Bavaria-
    • The first Miller family member to immigrate to the United States, was John Miller, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738.
      • 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.