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Waller Family History

Waller Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone living near a wall (in particular, the wall of a city), or an occupational name for a mason who built walls (see Wall).English: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall, for example a Roman wall or the wall of a walled city (see Wall 2).English: occupational name for someone who boiled sea water to extract the salt, from an agent derivative of Middle English well(en) ‘to boil’.English: nickname for a good-humored person, Anglo-Norman French wall(i)er (an agent derivative of Old French galer ‘to make merry’, of Germanic origin).South German: nickname from Middle High German wallære ‘pilgrim’.

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

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Name Distribution of Waller Families

  • Number of Waller families
     160 - 317
     54 - 159
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Waller families
     809 - 1,616
     270 - 808
     1 - 269
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Waller families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Waller Family Origin

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Waller Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Waller

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Waller Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Waller census records

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Waller Civil War Service Records

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