Schaller Family History
Schaller Name Meaning
German: nickname from Middle High German schallære ‘braggart orator babbler’. It is also found in Czechia. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of German schallen ‘to sound’ one of the surnames based on the German vocabulary words that were randomly assigned by Austrian clerks to Jews of the Habsburg Empire. Germanized form of Slovenian Žalar (see Zalar ) and of its variant Žaler.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press