With roots not only in England but also in Scotland, Ireland and Germany, ‘Miller’ is an ancient occupational surname that resonates throughout the pages of the high drama that is recorded history.
It is a name that boasts not only winners of the Pulitzer Prize, but also one that figures prominently in the worlds of science, invention and music.
The rich and colourful saga of the Millers, past and present, is recounted here.
Miller Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt
"One bearer of the Miller name with a particularly endearing claim to fame is the Scottish poet William Miller – fondly known for the children’s nursery rhyme Wee Willie Winkie.
Born in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow in 1810, ill-health forced him to abandon his medical studies and instead become a carpenter and cabinetmaker.
Known as “The Laureate of the Nursery”, it was in 1842 that his Whistle-binkie: Stories for the Fireside – containing his famous Wee Willie Winkie – was published.
Dogged throughout his lifetime with ill-health, he died in 1872, while a memorial was later erected to him in the Glasgow Necropolis. "