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waller boy

First name origin & meaning:

English: Man from Wales, smooth

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: topographic name for someone living near a wall (in particular, the wall of a city), or an occupational name for a mason who built walls (see Wall).
  2. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall, for example a Roman wall or the wall of a walled city (see Wall 2).
  3. English: occupational name for someone who boiled sea water to extract the salt, from an agent derivative of Middle English well(en) ‘to boil’.
  4. English: nickname for a good-humored person, Anglo-Norman French wall(i)er (an agent derivative of Old French galer ‘to make merry’, of Germanic origin).
  5. South German: nickname from Middle High German wallære ‘pilgrim’.
  6. Col. John Waller came from England to VA in about 1635. The name was brought to North America by several other bearers independently.
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