Koller Family History
Koller Name Meaning
South German (Bavaria Austria Switzerland; also Köller): variant of Kohler an occupational name for a charcoal burner. Compare Koeller . South German: from Middle High German kolli(e)r ‘leather harness horse collar neck piece of garment of armor’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a harness maker or armorer or a bearer of it. German (Köller) Westphalian habitational name for someone from Cologne (German Köln); Kölle is the Rhenish dialect form of the placename. Compare Koeller . Germanized form of Czech Kolář Slovak Kolár Slovenian and Croatian Kolar and Sorbian Kołaŕ Kółaŕ ‘wheelwright cartwright’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022