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The ancient name of Waller finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a mason. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Hence, Waller is an occupational surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Occupational surnames were derived from the primary activity of the bearer. In the Middle Ages, people did not generally live off of the fruits of their labor in a particular job. Rather, they performed a specialized task, as well as farming, for subsistence. Other occupational names were derived from an object associated with a particular activity. The surname was given to people who worked as stone masons. This surname was established in England, in the county of Nottingham, prior to the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Waller Early Origins



The surname Waller was first found in Nottinghamshire where John le Walmur was one of the first listings of the name. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
While this is one of the first records, the name could have originated in Kent as noted "from Walers or Valers, of the Eastern Counties, probably descended from the Kentish family of Waller, who bore three leaves on a bend voided." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Continuing this investigation revealed William Waliere was listed as a Knight's Templar in Kent in 1185. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
William le Waller was bailiff in Norwich in 1232. From this point the name spread rapidly as seen by listings in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Robert le Waller in Norfolk; and Peter le Walur in Oxfordshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Thomas Dyekok, waller, and Willelmus Goderd, waller. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Waller Spelling Variations


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Waller Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Waller family name include Waller, Wallere and others.

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Waller Early History


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Waller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waller research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1606, 1687, 1624, 1679, 1604, 1666, 1597, 1668, 1639, 1699, 1678, 1679, 1680, 1680 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Waller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Edmund Waller, FRS (1606-1687), an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679; Sir Hardress Waller ( c. 1604-1666), an English parliamentarian condemned to death for regicide, but was never executed; Sir William Waller...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waller In Ireland


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Waller In Ireland



Some of the Waller family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Waller surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Waller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Waller, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Charles Waller, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Jo Waller, aged 17, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Peter Waller, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Matthew Waller, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Waller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Frederick Waller, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730
  • Johan Fredrick Waller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Nicholas Waller, aged 41, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Johann Peter Waller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Johann Peter Waller came to Philadelphia in 1742
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Waller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Waller, who landed in America in 1801-1802
  • Henry Waller, who landed in New York in 1814
  • Iver Waller, who arrived in Illinois in 1837
  • Alfred Waller, who landed in New York, NY in 1845
  • while Carl Waller settled in Texas in 1850 at the age of 36
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Waller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Waller U.E. who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Port Matoon Association [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Waller Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Arthur H Waller, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Waller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Waller, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • William Waller, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Michael Waller arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm
  • George Waller arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • Charles Waller, aged 32, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Waller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Waller, aged 40, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mary Waller, aged 40, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mary Waller, aged 16, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Charlotte Waller, aged 14, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waller (post 1700)



  • Frank Waller (1885-1941), American two time sliver Olympic medalist for 400m Hurdles and running at the 1904 games
  • Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943), American jazz musician, posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame
  • William Lowe "Bill" Waller Sr. (b. 1926), American politician, Governor of Mississippi (1972 to 1976)
  • Littleton "Tony" Waller Tazewell Waller (1856-1926), American United States Marine Corps Major General
  • Edwin Waller (1800-1881), American judge and entrepreneur, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the first mayor of Austin, Texas
  • Charles "Charlie" Waller (1935-2004), American bluegrass musician
  • Benjamin Waller (1716-1786), American attorney and judge in Virginia
  • Tye Waller (b. 1957), American Major League Baseball first base coach
  • W. Fields Waller, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1956 (alternate), 1960
  • William Waller, American politician, Postmaster at Salisbury, Maryland, 1853-61
  • ... (Another 41 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Waller Historic Events


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Waller Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William J Waller (b. 1920), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Hic fructus virtutis
Motto Translation: This is the fruit of valour.


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LALA ROOKH 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840LallaRookh.htm

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Waller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waller 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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