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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.

Wallner Early Origins



The surname Wallner 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.

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Wallner Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wallner Early History


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Wallner Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Wallner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wallner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wallner Notables 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



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

  • Cath Wallner, who sailed from Bremen to New York with her two sons, Joseph and Carl, in 1859
  • Auguste Wallner, who came to Illinois in 1872
  • Jermiah Wallner, who settled in New York in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wallner (post 1700)



  • Mary Jane Wallner (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives (1980)
  • Frederick William "Fred" Wallner (1928-1999), American football guard who played from 1951 to 1960
  • Woodruff Wallner, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Barcelona, 1938; Tunis, 1942
  • Mary Jane Wallner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1996
  • John Wallner, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1990, 1992
  • Erika Wallner (1945-2016), Argentine stage, film and television actress
  • Valentina Olivia Violeta Wallner (b. 1990), Swedish ice hockey goaltender
  • Roman Wallner (b. 1982), Austrian footballer who plays for SV Grödig
  • Manuel Wallner (b. 1988), Austrian football defender who plays for SC Wiener Neustadt
  • Per Johan Daniel Wallner (b. 1965), Swedish two-time bronze medalist alpine skier in the 1990s
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 29 August 2016 at 12:29.

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