Show ContentsHaller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Haller. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Early Origins of the Haller family

The surname Haller was first found in Saxony, where the name could be considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name probably derived from the city of Halle, became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an unstable territorial profile.

Early History of the Haller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haller research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1492, 1525, 1536, 1699, 1708, 1713 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Haller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haller Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Haller, Haler, Hallerr, Haaller, Haaler, Haalerr and others.

Early Notables of the Haller family

Prominent bearers of the family name Haller at this time were

  • Johann Haller or Jan Haller (1463-1525), considered one of the first commercial printers in Poland
  • Berthold Haller (1492-1536), who was a great force of the Reformation and an ally of Ulrich Zwingli
  • Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777) was seen as the leading medical authority of the 18th century, and was also an influential poet

Haller Ranking

In the United States, the name Haller is the 4,231st most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Haller is ranked the 2,569th most popular surname with an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people with that name. [2]


United States Haller migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Haller, who settled in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Henrich Haller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [3]
  • Henry Haller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [3]
  • Barbara Haller, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [3]
  • Elsbeth Haller, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Haller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Katherine Haller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [3]
  • Juliana Haller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [3]
  • Johannas Haller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [3]
  • Charlotta Haller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [3]
  • Charles Haller, who landed in Mississippi in 1840 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Haller migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Haller, aged 19, a dairy maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haller (post 1700) +

  • William Edward "Bill" Haller (1935-2022), American Major League Baseball umpire from Joliet, Illinois who officiated 3,068 regular season games in the American League and 27 World Series (1968-1982)
  • Frank Haller, American Olympic sliver medalist for boxing at the 1904 games
  • Jacob Alexander "Lecky" Haller (b. 1957), American gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist slalom canoer
  • Daniel Haller (b. 1926), American film and television director, production designer, and art director
  • Thomas Frank "Tom" Haller (1937-2004), American Major League Baseball catcher and baseball executive
  • Ernest "Ernie" Haller A.S.C. (1896-1970), American Academy Award winning cinematographer for his work on Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • Henry Edwin Haller (b. 1913), prominent American engineering executive
  • Hannelore "Hanne" Haller (1950-2005), German pop singer
  • Marco Haller (b. 1984), German football midfielder from Oettingen, West Germany
  • Marco Haller (b. 1984), German football midfielder
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Brian Doluglas Haller (1959-1985), American Captain from Wilmington, Delaware, USA who died in the Arrow Air Flight 1285 crash [5]


Suggested Readings for the name Haller +

  • The Haller Family History: Including the Descendants and Ancestors of Frank A. Haller and Anna Bellentin Haller of Erie, Pennsylvania by Joan Erzer Behrens.
  • Haller-Hollar-Holler Genealogy by Amelia Cleland Gilreath.

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml
  5. American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550


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