Weller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Weller family

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.

Early History of the Weller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weller research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weller Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Weller family (pre 1700)

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United States Weller migration to the United States +

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 settled in America in 1679
  • Margrett Weller, aged 22, who arrived in Maryland in 1684 [1]
Weller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hieronymus Weller, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Kasper Weller, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • 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]
  • ... (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]
  • Enoch Weller, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Thomas Weller, who landed in New York in 1831 [1]
  • Jonas Weller, who arrived in America in 1835 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Weller migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Weller, who arrived in Canada in 1840

Australia Weller migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Weller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Weller migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Weller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Ellen Weller, (b. 1842), aged 20, English domestic servant, from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 20th October 1862 [4]
  • Miss Charlotte Weller, (b. 1828), aged 36, British domestic servant travelling aboard the ship "Amoor" arriving in Lyttleton, South Island, New Zealand on 1st July 1864 [5]
  • Mr. John Weller, (b. 1853), aged 20, English carpenter from Sussex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Surat" going to Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1873, the ship sunk at the Catlins River all the passengers were transported to Dunedin via various rescure vessels [4]
  • 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [6]
  • Andrew S. Weller, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County 3rd District, 1865-66 [6]
  • A. N. Weller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1888 [6]
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 and died in the sinking [7]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Henry Auldred Weller (1914-1939), British Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [8]
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 [9]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Oree C. Weller, American Seaman Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Ludwig Fredrick Weller, American Chief Storekeeper Permanent from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [10]


Suggested Readings for the name Weller +

  • 1902 Many Descendants From Phillipp Weller (1615-1671/85) by Margaret Mighell Weller, The Weller Family by Ralph H. Weller.

  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  8. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  10. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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