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Woller Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in wool, from an agent derivative of Middle English woll ‘wool’. English: variant of Wool 2, with the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. German: occupational name for a wool worker whose job was to prepare wool for spinning, Middle High German woller. German: variant of Walther.

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


Similar surnames: Weller, Waller, Toller, Wollner, Soller, Holler, Koller, Wolle

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Where is the Woller family from?

You can see how Woller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Woller families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Woller families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Woller's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Woller families in 1840.
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What did your Woller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Woller. 34% of Woller men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Woller women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woller were Manager and Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    30%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Woller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woller census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Woller. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Woller. For the veterans among your Woller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Woller lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Woller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Woller in 1957 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

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