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Early Origins of the Wheat family


The surname Wheat was first found in Norfolk, where the name appeared in the mid-12th century. The Wheat name has several possible origins. The most obvious is that it is a metonymic occupational name and that the first bearer was a wheat farmer. Another possibility is that it was originally a nickname for someone who ate a lot of wheat or who bore some resemblance to wheat, perhaps in hair color. Still another possibility is that the name is completely unrelated to wheat, coming instead from the old English word hwoet, which meant active, bold or brave.

Early History of the Wheat family


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Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1157, 1180, 1249, 1327, 1484, 1563, 1667, 1721, 1690, 1695, 1708, 1721, 1717, 1721, 1693, 1746, 1722, 1727, 1721, 1633, 1746, 1846 and 1944 are included under the topic Early Wheat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wheat Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wheat, Wheate, Whate, Weate, Weet, Wete and others.

Early Notables of the Wheat family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Wheate, 1st Baronet (1667-1721), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Woodstock (1690-1695) and (1708-1721), Storekeeper of the Ordnance (1717-1721.) His son, Sir Thomas Wheate, 2nd Baronet (1693-1746) was also a politician, Member of Parliament for Woodstock (1722-1727.) Upon his father's...
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Migration of the Wheat family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wheat Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joshua Wheat, who arrived in New England in 1635 at the young age of 17
  • Joshua Wheat, aged 17, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]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)
  • Moses Wheat, who landed in New England in 1642 [1]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)
  • Moses Wheat, who arrived there seven years later, in 1642

Wheat Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wheat, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1787 [1]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)

Wheat Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Solo Wheat, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Solo Wheat, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Wheat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wheat, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Wheat (post 1700)


  • Sheila D. Wheat, American singer of jazz, theater and gospel inspiration
  • Natasha Wheat (b. 1981), American artist
  • William Howard Wheat (1879-1944), U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • Roy Mitchell Wheat (1947-1967), United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor
  • Alfred Adams Wheat (1867-1943), United States federal judge
  • DeJuan Shontez Wheat (b. 1973), American professional basketball player
  • Leroy William Wheat (1929-2008), American professional right-handed pitcher
  • McKinley Davis Wheat (1893-1979), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Ken Wheat (b. 1950), American screenwriter, producer and director
  • David "Buck" Wheat (1922-1985), American folk and jazz musician, songwriter and recording artist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Wheat


  • Wheat Genealogy: The Story of A Family of the Old South by Dan D. Wheat.
  • Wheat Family by Christine R. Brown.

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)


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