Origins Available: German, Swedish
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.
Early Origins of the Wallner family
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 Wallner family
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Wallner Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Wallner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wallner family to the New World and Oceana
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 United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Wallner (post 1700)
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