Waller Family History

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Waller Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living near a wall (in particular, the wall of a city), or an occupational name for a mason who built walls (see Wall). English: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall, for example a Roman wall or the wall of a walled city (see Wall 2). English: occupational name for someone who boiled sea water to extract the salt, from an agent derivative of Middle English well(en) ‘to boil’. English: nickname for a good-humored person, Anglo-Norman French wall(i)er (an agent derivative of Old French galer ‘to make merry’, of Germanic origin). South German: nickname from Middle High German wallære ‘pilgrim’.

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

Similar surnames: Weller, Galler, Woller, Kaller, Walker, Walder, Haller, Faller

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Waller Family Origin

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Waller Family Occupations

What did your Waller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Waller family was Farming. The most common Waller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Waller's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waller.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Waller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 318,000 census records available for the last name Waller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waller 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Waller. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Waller. For the veterans among your Waller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waller Life Expectancy

What is the average Waller lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Waller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Waller in 1941 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waller 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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