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Koller Name Meaning

South German: variant of the occupational name Kohler. 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. German (Köller): Westphalian habitational name for someone from Cologne (German Köln); Kölle is the Rhenish dialect form of the place name.

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


Similar surnames: Boller, Keller, Toller, Goller, Kolter, Kaller, Holler, Kohler

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Where is the Koller family from?

You can see how Koller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 12 Koller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Koller's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Koller families in 1840.
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What did your Koller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koller. 16% of Koller men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Koller women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koller were Clerk and Maid.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Koller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koller 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Koller. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Koller. For the veterans among your Koller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koller lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Koller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Koller in 1945 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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