Meaning and Origin of: Weller
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : From the springs
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- Southern English : topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, an agent derivative of Well.
- North German : variant of Welle, cognate with 1.
- German : from an agent derivative of Middle High German wëllen ‘to roll, revolve, or smear’, hence an occupational name for someone who made wattle and daub walls.
- German : from Middle High German wëllen ‘to cause to boil or simmer’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a smelter, cook, or the like.
- German : from Middle High German wëlle ‘roll’, ‘bale’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold cloth or wool, for example.