Milliron - Milliren - Millirons - Millison - Muhleisen And
Origin of the Name
Millirons and other variations of the name are Americanization of the German
surname Muhleisen or Muhleysen. Muhle is Mill in English. Eisen is Iron
in English, thus Muhleisen becomes Milliron. Therefore, derived from an
occupation involving iron, possibly working in an iron smelter or ironworks.
It is suspected that people with these German original names have adopted:
Milliron (singular), Millirons, Milliren, Millison, Milleson, as well
as Milleyse, Milleybe, Milleysin, Melysey, Muehleissen, and other possible
The American Millirons and Variations
One line that I know have traced their line back to Germany. Due to the
nature of the lines I have observed on FTM cd's and the queries I have
received, I believe there are three primary lines of this name in the United
States, possibly indicating three immigrant ancestors. Although it's possible
that even those three are tied together, and of course, those descendants
would only be early-on male descendants of the immigrant, in order for
us to see the name. All other queries and lines I've seen are very abbreviated,
only 2-3 generations or so, an indication that most of these "loose" Millirons,
or name variations, may tie into one of the three main lines I have observed.
The three main lines I've observed are:
John Jacob Milliron, born about 1730 in KreisSimmern-Pleizenhausen,
Germany, and died August, 1786 in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA. He
married Anna Ottilia Christina and they had eleven children accounted for.
He migrated to the United States at least by 1755, the indicated birthdate
of his second son, shown born in Berks Co, PA. This line begins in Pennyslvania.
Michael Milllirons, born at least by 1770, first record found in 1810
in Knox County, Kentucky census. In Scioto County, Ohio by 1820, and died
there in 1842. Had eleven children accounted for. Birthplace shown by children
in late 19th century censuses for their father was variously Virginia or
Kentucky; but I still believe that Pennsylvania can't be ruled out.
A southern line, which may very well be a splinter of one of the other
two. A large section of this bunch in Georgia in the 1800's.
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