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Waller Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English waler waliere walour waller ‘builder of walls mason’. English: in Sussex perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring stream or man-made well from Middle English waller a derivative of Middle English walle Old English wælle wælle. It is a West Midlands dialect form of Weller . South German: nickname from Middle High German wallære ‘traveler roamer pilgrim’. Swedish (rarely Wallér): topographic or ornamental name composed of a variant of the element vall ‘grassy bank pasture’ (see Wall ) + the suffix -er (from German) or -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius).

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


Similar surnames: Weller, Galler, Woller, Kaller, Walker, Walder, Haller, Faller

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Where is the Waller family from?

You can see how Waller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 318 Waller families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Waller's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Waller families in 1911.
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What did your Waller ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Waller. 34% of Waller men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Waller women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waller were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
    34%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Civil Servant
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 318,000 census records available for the last name Waller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waller 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Waller. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Waller. For the veterans among your Waller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waller lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Waller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Waller in 1941 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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