Mulder means dweller at the mill


Mulder means dweller at the mill

The associated coat  of arms for this name are  recorded in J.B Rietstaps Armorial General. Illustrated by V & H.V Rolland’s. This Monumental work took 23 years to complete and  85,000 coats of Arms are  included in this work. This French surname of MULDER was  an occupational name for a dweller  at the mill, or indeed for the miller himself.  The mill, whether powered by water, wind or (occasionally) animals, was  an important centre in every  medieval settlement; it was normally operated by an agent of the local landowner, and  individual peasants were  compelled to come to him to have their corn ground into flour, a proportion of the ground corn being  kept by the miller by way of payment. Medieval records disclose a tendency on the part of the millers to substitute grain of poor quality for the good  grain they were  given to grind. Thus,  as a group  they were  not popular, although many  were  among the most  wealthy  of a village. The name is also

spelt  MUELDER. Hermann Richard MUELDER, born on the 7th December, 1905,  was  an educator, and  his appointments included Professor of History and  Dean at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, and  he was  the author and  editor of several books. Because of the close relationship between the English  and  German languages, some Germans are  able  to transform their names to the English  form just by dropping a single  letter.  Many Germans have re-spelt their names in America. A great number of immigrants from Germany settled in Pennsylvania. After the start  of the first World War, Germans in great numbers Anglicized  their names in an effort to remove all doubt  as to their patriotism. Afterwards some changed back,  and  then  during World War II the problem became acute once more,  and  the changing started all over again, although

not with as much  intensity. German or Teutonic heraldry extended its sphere of influence over central Europe and  spread into Scandinavia. It is most  notable for its design and  treatment of crests, most  of which reflect  the arms in the charge or tinctures (colours) or both,  which is unknown in British heraldry. Teutonic Europe assembled many  arms on a single  shield,  each bearing its corresponding crest on a helmet.

ARMS –  Gules a fers-de-moline or in chief a ducal coronet of the last


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