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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 came to America in 1679
  • Margrett Weller, aged 22, arrived in Maryland in 1684

Weller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hieronymus Weller, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Kasper Weller, who landed in New York in 1709
  • 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
  • ... (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, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Enoch Weller, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Thomas Weller, who landed in New York in 1831
  • Jonas Weller, who arrived in America in 1835
  • ... (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
  • George Weller landed in Sydney, Australia in 1832
  • E Weller landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839
  • G Weller landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839
  • John Weller arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850
  • ... (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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Charles Weller, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Harriet Weller, aged 31, 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)



  • Royal Hurlburt Weller (1881-1929), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1923-29; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928
  • 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
  • Caroline S. Weller, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1966
  • Andrew S. Weller, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County 3rd District, 1865-66
  • A. N. Weller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1888
  • A. C. Weller, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1936
  • Charles L. Weller, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at San Francisco, California, 1854-61
  • Charles S. Weller, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 13th District, 1915-16
  • David Weller, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Roxbury, 1834
  • ... (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

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

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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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Weller Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 10:13.

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