The name Whalers finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a wheelwright.
In medieval times wheels were wooden and quite fragile and high maintenance. Thus there was a high demand for both wheels and skilled people to make and repair them. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Whalers family
The surname Whalers was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
in 1066, at Martin Hussingtree.
Early History of the Whalers family
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Whalers Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Whalers has been recorded under many different variations, including Wheeler, Wheler, Wheller and others.
Early Notables of the Whalers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whalers family to Ireland
Some of the Whalers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Whalers family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Whalers or a variant listed above: Joseph Wheeler who settled in New England
in 1630; Mercy Wheeler, who settled in Massachusetts in 1633; Henry Wheeler, who settled in Virginia in 1623.
The Whalers Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Avito jure
Motto Translation: By ancestral right.