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Whatley is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Whatley family lived in Somerset, at the village of Whatley.

Whatley Early Origins



The surname Whatley was first found in Somerset in the village and manor of Whatley near Frome, where they are conjecturally believed to be descended from the possessor of those lands, at the taking of the Domesday Survey in 1086, John the Usher, from Glastonbury Abbey. The Wheatley variant can be found throughout England, specifically: Wheatley, Oxfordshire; Wheatley Lane in Lancashire; and North and South Wheatley in Nottinghamshire. The two latter villages are listed in the Domesday Book as Watelei and Wateleie. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally, Wheately means "clearing where wheat is grown," from the Old English "hwaete" + "leah." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Whatley Spelling Variations


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Whatley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Whatley include Whatley, Whatly, Whately, Wheatley, Whetly, Whettell and many more.

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Whatley Early History


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Whatley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whatley research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1582, 1768, 1686, 1742, 1747, 1801, 1753 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Whatley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whatley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whatley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whatley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Whatleys to arrive on North American shores:

Whatley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Whatley, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • David Whatley, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Whatley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. D. Whatley, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1850

Whatley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry George Whatley, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Vellavia" from Avonmouth Bristol, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-12L : 6 December 2014), Henry George Whatley, 17 Jun 1919; citing departure port Avonmouth Bristol, England, arrival port New York, ship name Vellavia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Whatley, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Ponce" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WM-6ML : 6 December 2014), William Whatley, 24 Jun 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Ponce, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Whatley, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Coamo" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W1-YPG : 6 December 2014), William Whatley, 01 Sep 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Coamo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert F. Whatley, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-NP2 : 6 December 2014), Robert F. Whatley, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Harriet E. Whatley, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "George E. Paddleford" from Tampico, Mexico [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-VZP : 6 December 2014), Harriet E. Whatley, 27 Sep 1919; citing departure port Tampico, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name George E. Paddleford, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whatley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Whatley, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE DUNBAR 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/phoebedunbar1852.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whatley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whatley (post 1700)



  • Booker T. Whatley (1915-2005), American agricultural professor
  • Guy Richard Whatley (b. 1975), American organist and harpsichordist
  • Fez Marie Whatley (b. 1964), American talk radio host and comedian
  • Pezavan Whatley (1951-2005), American professional wrestler
  • Ennis Whatley (b. 1962), retired American professional basketball player
  • Simon Whatley (b. 1973), English darts player
  • Anne Whatley (1561-1600), sometimes supposed to have been the intended wife of William Shakespeare
  • Jesse Winter Whatley (1895-1982), British association footballer
  • Sir Henry Whatley (1827-1908), British Inspector of Railways, Railway Company director and Conservative politician

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Suggested Readings for the name Whatley


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Suggested Readings for the name Whatley



  • Samuel Whatley (Rev. Sol.) 1762-1826 by Frederick S. Mulder.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-12L : 6 December 2014), Henry George Whatley, 17 Jun 1919; citing departure port Avonmouth Bristol, England, arrival port New York, ship name Vellavia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WM-6ML : 6 December 2014), William Whatley, 24 Jun 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Ponce, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W1-YPG : 6 December 2014), William Whatley, 01 Sep 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Coamo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-NP2 : 6 December 2014), Robert F. Whatley, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-VZP : 6 December 2014), Harriet E. Whatley, 27 Sep 1919; citing departure port Tampico, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name George E. Paddleford, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE DUNBAR 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/phoebedunbar1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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