Early Origins of the Wheadon family
The surname Wheadon was first found in the Saxon village of Weymouth in Dorset
. The place name dates back to at least 934 when it was first listed as Waimouthe. Literally the place name means "mouth of the River Wey," an ancient English river name of unknown origin and meaning. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
An ancient sea=port and market-town, Weymouth and Melcombe-Regis, both towns are on opposite sides of the harbour. "Weymouth, which derives its name from its situation at the mouth of the river Wey, is the more ancient, and was probably known to the Romans, as in the immediate neighbourhood there are evident traces of a vicinal way. It is also noticed in the Norman survey, with several other places, under the common name of Wai, or Waia, among which it. is clearly identified by the mention of the salterns exclusively belonging to it." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Weymouth,' a seaport and market-town in Dorset." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Wheadon family
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Wheadon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wymarke, Wymark, Wimark, Wymarle, Wimarle, Wimarl, Wymarl, Wymerke, Wymer, Wimer, Wymarch and many more.
Early Notables of the Wheadon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wheadon family to Ireland
Some of the Wheadon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wheadon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wheadon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Phillip Wheadon, who arrived in Virginia in 1722 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)
Wheadon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Wheadon, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Wheadon (post 1700)
- David Wheadon, former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood (1968-1970)
Historic Events for the Wheadon family
- Mr. Edward H. Wheadon (d. 1912), aged 66, English Second Class passenger from Guernsey, Channel Islands who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html