Toller Family History
Toller Name Meaning
English and Scottish; North German (also Töller): occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector from an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax payment’ Middle Low German toll (from Late Latin toloneum teloneum a derivative of Greek telos ‘tax’). English: habitational name from Toller Fratrum and Toller Porcorum or Toller Whelme in Corscombe (all in Dorset). The places take their names from the river Toller which is probably a Celtic river name meaning ‘hollow stream stream in a deep valley’; Toller is the old name of the river Hooke. German: from a short form of the personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew ). German: nickname meaning ‘foolish one’ or ‘handsome one’; from Middle High German tol dol ‘foolish unreasonable’ also ‘pretty’ or ‘handsome’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022