Waller Family History
Waller Name Meaning
English: occupational name from Middle English waler waliere walour waller ‘builder of walls mason’. English: in Sussex perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring stream or man-made well from Middle English waller a derivative of Middle English walle Old English wælle wælle. It is a West Midlands dialect form of Weller . South German: nickname from Middle High German wallære ‘traveler roamer pilgrim’. Swedish (rarely Wallér): topographic or ornamental name composed of a variant of the element vall ‘grassy bank pasture’ (see Wall ) + the suffix -er (from German) or -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press