Great people surnamed Mueller

There are so many great people that share the surname Mueller and I enjoy researching them from as far back as I possibly can.

First, before we look at the great people surnamed Mueller, let us look at the origins of my name Daniel Mueller.

First name Daniel: The name Daniel is a Hebrew biblical name (Daniyyel) taken from the prophet’s story told in the Book of Daniel. The translation literally means God is my Judge. The U.S. meaning has been altered to the Judgment of God.

Last name (Surname) Mueller: It is the most common surname in German speaking countries and is believed to have originated in Bavaria, Germany during the 12th century. The German spelling is Müller. In the U.S. it is often changed to Miller. The name Mueller was often given to a Miller by trade. There are many variations to the spelling of the last name Mueller. Mueler, Muler, Moeller, Muellner and Milner to name a few.

Castle in Muenzenberg, Germany

Castle in Muenzenberg, Germany

A brief mention of some well-known people throughout history with the last name Mueller.

I would like to go into great detail about all of the Mueller’s who have, over the years, contributed to the betterment of our society. Here, I would like to briefly mention a few.

Filip Müller was a Jewish holocaust survivor who, at the age of twenty, witnessed firsthand the horrors of Auschwitz, the largest Nazi German extermination camp of World War II. We later wrote about these atrocities and in 1979 his memoir was published as the Eyewitness Auschwitz – Three Years in the Gas Chambers. Filip died at the age of 91 on November 9, 2013.

Friedrich Max Müller more commonly known as Max Müller was born in 1823. A founder of the western academic field of Indian studies and the discipline of comparative religion. Müller, a philologist and Orientalist, wrote widespread works on the topic of Indology. In 1855 and at the age of 32 he became a naturalized British citizen. Müller became ill in 1898 and died at his home in Oxford on the 28th of October 1900. He was 76 at the time of his death.

Vladimir Karlovich Müller held an academic degree and assembled the most prevalent English–Russian dictionary. Vladimir was a linguist, a lexicographer and proficient on medieval dramaturgy – Predominantly on William Shakespeare. He was born in Moscow and graduated from Moscow State University. He then continued his studies in Oxford and London. In 1918 he became a professor and lecturer.

He later married Aleksandra Petrovna Gneusheva around 1915 and in 1926 moved with his wife to Saint Petersburg, where he began working on English dictionaries, together with Semyon Boyanus. No one knows the exact time of Vladimir’s death, however, it is rumored that Vladimir Müller and his wife Aleksandra most likely perished during the siege of Leningrad in 1941.

There’s more to come!

There are so many fantastic stories on the Mueller’s and I will continue to write about each and every one of them in great detail. Be sure to check back from time to time and see the interesting additions I plan on adding for both the historic Mueller’s and the most recent.