Interesting. As I said, my great grandmother pronounced it with an "f" sound: Waf-tell (emphasis on the 1st sylable).
I'm not related to Marquis/Marcus Miller. I'm descended from Waughtels as follows:
Me b. 1943
Patricia Mizener (my mother) b.1923
Mark Mizener b. 1887
Zillah Jane Waughtel (Mark's mother) b. 1863
Samuel Baughman Waughtel b. 1834
Frederick Waughtel b. 1803
Heinrich Waughtel b. 1766
The Miller name was "anglisized" by my father's great grandfather from Mueller (actually the u has an umlaut)
when he arrived from Trier Germany ca. 1835. My GEDCOM is posted on World Connect if you desire to look at it
(database = ebulon).
Thanks for the response
M. Miller (email@example.com