Willer Family History
Willer Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wil ‘will desire’ + heri ‘army’. English: variant of Weller . English: perhaps in some cases an occupational name from a shortened form of Willyer now extinct but derived from Middle English wilier ‘one who works in willow’ a derivative of Middle English wily (Old English wilige) ‘willow’ + -er ‘worker in willow’ probably a maker of baskets or hurdles.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press