The name Whealler is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone 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 Whealler family
The surname Whealler 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 Whealler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whealler research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1686, 1642, 1656, 1694 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Whealler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whealler Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Whealler are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Whealler include Wheeler, Wheler, Wheller and others.
Early Notables of the Whealler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whealler family to Ireland
Some of the Whealler family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whealler family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Whealler 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 Whealler 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.