Weller Family History
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Weller Name Meaning
Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, an agent derivative of Well. North German: variant of Welle, cognate with 1. German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German wëllen ‘to roll, revolve, or smear’, hence an occupational name for someone who made wattle and daub walls. German: from Middle High German wëllen ‘to cause to boil or simmer’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a smelter, cook, or the like. German: from Middle High German wëlle ‘roll’, ‘bale’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold cloth or wool, for example.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press