Galler Family History

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Galler Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a personal name (Latin Gallus) which was widespread in Europe in the Middle Ages (see Gall 2). German: nickname for someone in the service of the monastery of St Gallen, or a habitational name for someone from the city in Switzerland so named. English: variant of Gallier. Hungarian (Gallér): from gallér ‘collar’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a taylor, in particular a maker of military garments. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Galle ‘bile’, ‘gall’, with the agent suffix -er. This surname seems to have been one of the group of names selected at random from vocabulary words by government officials.

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

Similar surnames: Geller, Gabler, Galley, Waller, Giller, Goller, Haller, Kaller, Galle

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Galler Family Origin

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Galler Family Occupations

What did your Galler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Hairdresser and Mariner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galler. A less common occupation for the Galler family was Rigger. The most common Galler occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 17% of Galler's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Hairdresser

  • Mariner

  • Rigger


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

Galler Historical Records

What Galler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Galler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Galler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Galler. For the veterans among your Galler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galler Life Expectancy

What is the average Galler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Galler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Galler in 1951 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galler 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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