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Wheat Early Origins



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.

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Wheat Spelling Variations


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Wheat Spelling Variations



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

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Wheat Early History


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Wheat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wheat research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1157, 1180, 1249, 1327, 1484, 1563, 1667, 1721, 1690, 1695, 1708, 1721, 1717 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Wheat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wheat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wheat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wheat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Moses Wheat, who landed in New England in 1642
  • 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

Wheat Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wheat (post 1700)


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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.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Wheat


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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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Wheat Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wheat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wheat Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2014 at 22:07.

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