When Thomas Waller was born on 17 October 1675, in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, his father, Dr. John Waller, was 30 and his mother, Mary Kee Pomfrett, was 27. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Mary. In 1713, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as owned 340 acres in Surry, Virginia, United States. He died on 19 April 1721, in Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 45.
English: occupational name from Middle English waler, waliere, walour, waller ‘builder of walls, mason’.
English: in Sussex, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall.
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring, stream, or man-made well, from Middle English waller, a derivative of Middle English walle, Old English wælle, wælle. It is a West Midlands dialect form of Weller .