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The WALLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 35,001 904 0.013 130
United States (1880 census) 8,036 749 0.016 161
Change since 1880 +26965 -155 -0.003 -31
Other Countries
Australia 1,819 894 0.011 111
United Kingdom 10,163 584 0.022 221

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of WALLER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the WALLER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the WALLER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of WALLER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 532 1.52
White (Hispanic) 441 1.26
Native American/Alaskan 137 0.39
Asian/Pacific 133 0.38
White (Caucasian) 25,138 71.82
Black/African American 8,624 24.64

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the WALLER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of WALLER in historical publications

A Gauler or Waller, a foreigner, from the Anglo-Saxon "waller-went," foreign men, strangers.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

WALLER. The A- Sax. iveallan means to spring up or boil ; and a ivcallere is one who boils — a boiler. At the present day i\\Q persons who rake the salt out of the leads at the salt-works at Nantwich-, are called n-allers. Halliwell. Hence the name was anciently latinized Salinator. In the North, a Waller is a builder of walls. The Italian surname Muratori, and the French Murier, correspond with the latter sense. H.R. Le Waller and Le Wallur.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to WALLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as WALLER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for WALLER

The following words are slight variants of WALLER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.