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Hello,

Apologies, I can only speak English.

My great-grandmother was born in Königsberg in 1879 with the surname Mill. I'm trying to trace her family tree, but I cannot find anything. It has crossed my mind that perhaps her surname had changed when she left Germany, and so I wondered if there are any variants of the name from the time? I'm also interested in her given names for the same reason (Bertha Elizabeth).

Kind regards,

Karl

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Hello, Apologies, I can only speak English.

My great-grandmother was born in Königsberg in 1879 with the surname Mill. I'm trying to trace her family tree, but I cannot find anything. It has crossed my mind that perhaps her surname had changed when she left Germany, and so I wondered if there are any variants of the name from the time? I'm also interested in her given names for the same reason (Bertha Elizabeth).

Kind regards Karl

 

Hello

In Germany there are about 390 entries for the surname Mill verz. . No entries in Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, England, Holland and Luxembourg.

Meaning: Origin name for place names such as Mill(e)n, Milewo etc. . Or mill= Miller.

If the ancestors came from Poland (Königsberg in East Prussia), then the name possibly derives from old Polish mily= pleasant. Or first names like Milomir, Milorad.

Copy from the Internet (without guarantee):

Here are two possible origins for this interesting name, the first and most likely being Anglo-Saxon, and a topographical surname for someone who lived near a mill. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century "mylen, mylene", Middle English "mille, milne", ultimately from the Latin "molina", a derivative of "molere", to grind. Often the surname was in effect an occupational name for the miller himself, or for someone employed at a mill, which was an important centre in every medieval settlement. The modern surname from this source can be found as Mill, Mille, Miln, Milne, Mills, Milles, Millis, Milns, Milnes and Mil(l)man. The name Mill and Mille may also derive from a short form of the female given name "Millicent", of Old German origin and meaning "work strong". The short form is recorded in 1246 as "Mylla", and in 1275 as "Mille". One of the most notable bearers of the name was the philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard de la Melle, which was dated 1200, The Sussex Curia Rolls, during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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