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Where did the German Wallner family come from? What is the German Wallner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wallner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wallner family history?The ancestral home of the Wallner family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Wallner is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a powerful warrior or an army ruler.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Wallner include Waller, Wallner, Waler, Wal, Wall, Walle, Wallere, Wallert (Franconia), Walere, Wallern and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. Literally, the name refers to a "Wallfahrer," or a pilgrim. The first individual bearer of the name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles was Hugo Waller of Waldshut, Bavaria, in the year 1298.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wallner research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1165 and 1548 are included under the topic Early Wallner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wallner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Wallners to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Wallner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Wallner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wallner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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