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

Similar surnames: Waller, Seller, Feller, Peller, Geller, Woller, Keller, Beller

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Weller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Weller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Weller Family Origin

Where is the Weller family from?

Weller Family Occupations

What did your Weller ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weller. A less common occupation for the Weller family was Bricklayer. The most common Weller occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Weller's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Bricklayer


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

Weller Historical Records

What Weller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 208,000 census records available for the last name Weller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weller 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Weller. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Weller. For the veterans among your Weller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weller Life Expectancy

What is the average Weller lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Weller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Weller in 1951 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weller 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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