First name origin & meaning:
English: Man from Wales, smooth
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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).
- 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).
- English: occupational
name for someone who boiled sea water to extract the salt, from an
agent derivative of Middle English well(en) ‘to
- 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).
- South German: nickname from Middle High German wallære ‘pilgrim’.
- Col. John Waller came from England to VA in about 1635. The
name was brought to North America by several other bearers
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