Wheatman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wheatman family

The surname Wheatman was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted survived only by stealth. Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in northern England when Richard Weythman or Waitman held estates in that shire in 1223.

Early History of the Wheatman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wheatman research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1566, 1279, 1576, 1630, 1621, 1625, 1626, 1702, 1759, 1741, 1798, 1740, 1706 and 1775 are included under the topic Early Wheatman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wheatman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waiteman, Waythman, Waithman, Watman, Whatman, Whateman, Waiteman, Weytman, Whatman, Watman, Whattman, Wattman, Wetman, Wettman, Whetman, Whettman, Wheatman, Weatman and many more.

Early Notables of the Wheatman family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Thomas Whatman (1576-1630), English politician from Chichester, Sussex, Member of Parliament for Chichester (1621-1625) and for Portsmouth in 1626. James Whatman (1702-1759), the Elder, was a paper maker from Kent, who made revolutionary advances to the craft in England. His son, James Whatman the...
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Migration of the Wheatman family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, to Maine, to Florida, and to the Leeward islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Wheatman (post 1700) +

  • Danny Wheatman, American mandolin, fiddle, harmonica player, known for his collaboration with John Denver on his Higher Ground album
  • Yvonne Wheatman, birth name of "Sue" from the Sue and Sunny, a vocal duo and session singers in the 1960s through the 1980s
  • David Mark Wheatman (1966-2004), English cricketer who played from 1990 to 2001 for Cumberland

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