Persons from Germany told us that an "auer" is a peaceful meadow with a stream running through it and that a wall is a wall but pronounced "vall." Therefore, the early family may have lived in such a meadow and near a wall.
There is a town of Wallau in Germany. Actually there are two towns by that name. There you will see various establishments with the Wallauer name on them, such as the Wallauer Bier Stube. One of the towns is near Frankfort.
From The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots:
WAL-: to be strong
Based on this - Wallour may be a form of ALLAH. Also WALLOUR is almost identical with VALOUR. When people from different countries pronounce my name - it always comes out VALOUR. I believe our name is from VALOUR - it is only different by one letter. I see this because my entire name - even the initials - has a religious connotation. Most peoples names do.
My name is John Harren Wallour. The TETRAGRAMMATON name of God is YHVH or JHWH. The initials of my name are JHW(H). JOHN means - Grace of JHWH. Harren is the name of the Sphinx (Horoun) and the savior/hero/god of Egypt HORUS.
AYER-: day or morning
AWO-: a close relative other than your father; uncle or grandfather
This would make WALLAUER: GOOD DAY/MORNING or STRONG GRANDFATHER/UNCLE.
Which makes much more sense than STRONG MEADOW. I think most of you would agree.
WALLOWER - horizontal gearwheel at top of upright shaft taking drive directly from the brake wheel
From the Sanskrit meaning of names (http://www.behindthename.com/w.html)
WALTER (m) "ruler of the people" or "ruler of the army" (Germanic). Composed of the elements wald "rule" combined with either heri "army" or harja "people". A famous bearer of this name was Sir Walter Scott, a novelist from Ireland and the author of 'Ivanhoe' and other notable works.
Related to "Valor":
Important derivatives are: valence, valiant, valid, valor, value, avail, convalesce, equivalent, invalid1, prevail, wield.
To be strong.
From another source - Basque interpretation of English - WALLOUR appears to mean "sea mercenary". Sailor or Viking or the most obvious of all this - Whaler. The Dutch countries (Holland especially) are all right on the water, so the Windmill/sailor/Whaler connection seems pretty good. If our ancestors were conquering sea raiders, they would become the rulers of that country - so we see the valor/ruler/sailor/whaler connection.
whaler \Whal"er\, n.
One who whales, or beats; a big, strong fellow; hence,
anything of great or unusual size. [Colloq. U. S.]
|Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.|
whaler n 1: a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales 2: a ship engaged in whale fishing [syn: whaling ship]
|Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University|