Valler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Valler family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Valler 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.

Early Origins of the Valler family

The surname Valler was 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.

Early History of the Valler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valler research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1165 and 1548 are included under the topic Early Valler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valler Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Valler include Waller, Wallner, Waler, Wal, Wall, Walle, Wallere, Wallert (Franconia), Walere, Wallern and many more.

Early Notables of the Valler family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Valler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Valler migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Valler or a variant listed above:

Valler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Valler, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]

Australia Valler migration to Australia +

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

Valler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Valler, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Jane Valler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [3]
  • Sarah Elizabeth Valler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [3]
  • William Roop Valler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [3]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm


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