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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for a worker in wool, from an agent derivative of Middle English woll ‘wool’.
  • English : variant of Wool 2, with the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
  • German : occupational name for a wool worker whose job was to prepare wool for spinning, Middle High German woller.
  • German : variant of Walther.

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