Teller Family History

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Teller Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Old French telier ‘weaver’, ‘linen-weaver’. German: variant of Tell 2 and 3. Dutch: occupational name for a teller, a marketplace official. Jewish (Ashkenazic): either a metonymic occupational name for a dish maker or a nickname, from German Teller, Yiddish teler ‘plate’. Catalan: from a derivative of Tell 4.

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

Similar surnames: Keller, Seller, Weller, Heller, Geller, Feller, Peller, Meller, Eller

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Teller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Teller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Teller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Teller Family Origin

Where is the Teller family from?

Teller Family Occupations

What did your Teller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Teller. A less common occupation for the Teller family was Keeping House. The most common Teller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Teller's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Teller ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Teller Historical Records

What Teller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Teller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teller census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Teller. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Teller. For the veterans among your Teller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Teller Life Expectancy

What is the average Teller lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Teller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Teller in 1949 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Teller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Teller ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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