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Galler Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a personal name (from Latin Gallus) which was widespread in Europe in the Middle Ages (see Gall ). German: nickname for someone in the service of the monastery of St. Gallen (see Gall ) or a habitational name for someone from the city in Switzerland so named. English: nickname from Old French galler galure ‘coxcomb fop’ or ‘affable man’ a medieval equivalent of Gallier . English (of French Huguenot origin): altered form of Gallier a cognate of 3 above. Hungarian (Gallér): from gallér ‘collar’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a taylor in particular a maker of military garments. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Galle ‘bile gall’ with the agent suffix -er. This surname seems to have been one of the group of names selected at random from vocabulary words by government officials.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Geller, Gabler, Galley, Waller, Giller, Goller, Haller, Kaller, Galle

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Where is the Galler family from?

You can see how Galler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Galler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Galler families living in Ontario. This was about 28% of all the recorded Galler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Galler families in 1911.
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What did your Galler ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Galler. 45% of Galler men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    34%
  • Miner
    23%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Galler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Galler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Galler. For the veterans among your Galler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Galler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Galler in 1951 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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