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Weller Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, an agent derivative of Well. North German: variant of Welle, cognate with 1. German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German wëllen ‘to roll, revolve, or smear’, hence an occupational name for someone who made wattle and daub walls. German: from Middle High German wëllen ‘to cause to boil or simmer’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a smelter, cook, or the like. German: from Middle High German wëlle ‘roll’, ‘bale’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold cloth or wool, for example.

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


Similar surnames: Waller, Seller, Feller, Peller, Geller, Woller, Keller, Beller

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Weller Family Origin

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Weller Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Labourer

    16%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Weller family was Carpenter. The most common Weller occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Weller's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weller.

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Weller Life Expectancy

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