1) A corn miller, the usual Yorkshire spelling.

As a by-name it was in widespread use from the late thirteenth century: 1297 ‘William le Milnere is elected Grave of Soureby’. It remained part of the regional vocabulary: 1657 William Barrett ... for feloniously entering into Spen Mill and takeinge ... goods and moneys out of the millnere chest there, Birstall.

dates 1297 1657

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