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Multiple Origins for the Surname Weller


English


The Weller surname is derived from the Old English word "well," meaning a well. As a name, it is thought to have been topographic, originally used for someone who lived near a well or a spring.

Weller Early Origins



The surname Weller was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Weller Spelling Variations


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Weller Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Weller, Wellar, Weler, Wellere and others.

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Weller Early History


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Weller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weller research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weller Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Weller 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Weller, who settled in New England in 1679
  • Henry Weller, who setted in America in 1679
  • Margrett Weller, aged 22, who arrived in Maryland in 1684 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Weller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hieronymus Weller, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Kasper Weller, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hieronymus Weller, his wife Anna Juliana and their two children, who settled in New York in 1709
  • Hans Martin Weller, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
  • Henrich Weller, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Humphry Weller, on record as a "British Alien" in New York in 1812
  • Humphry Weller, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Enoch Weller, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Weller, who landed in New York in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jonas Weller, who arrived in America in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Weller, who arrived in Canada in 1840

Weller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Weller, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]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
  • George Weller, who landed in Sydney, Australia in 1832
  • E Weller, who landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839
  • G Weller, who landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839
  • John Weller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANDROMACHE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Andromache.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred W. Weller, aged 18, a baker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Charles Weller, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Harriet Weller, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weller (post 1700)



  • Worth Hamilton Weller (1913-1931), American herpetologist who discovered Weller's Salamander
  • Mary Louise Weller (b. 1978), American actress, best known for her role in the 1978 film Animal House
  • Peter Weller (b. 1947), American film actor, and Academy Award nominated director, best known for his leading role in the first two RoboCop films
  • George Anthony Weller (1907-2002), American journalist, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1943
  • Gerald C Weller (b. 1957), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-)
  • Thomas Huckle Weller (b. 1915), American microbiologist, shared 1954 Nobel Prize for work on the cultivation of the polio virus
  • John Weller (1812-1875), American politician, Governor of California (1858-60)
  • Caroline S. Weller, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1966 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Andrew S. Weller, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County 3rd District, 1865-66 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. N. Weller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1888 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Weller Historic Events


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Weller Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Royce Henry Weller (1913-1941), Australian Acting Shipwright 4th Class from Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Clifford Weller, aged 30, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 7 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Suggested Readings for the name Weller


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Suggested Readings for the name Weller



  • Many Descendants From Phillipp Weller (1615-1671/85) by Margaret Mighell Weller.
  • The Weller Family by Ralph H. Weller.

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Citations


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Citations



  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) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANDROMACHE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Andromache.gif
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Weller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weller 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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