The surname Wheelans was first found in Roxburghshire where the earliest record of this name was of Thomas and William Whillans who held lands in the Lordship of Liddesdale about 1490. The name is believed to be derived from the old lands of Quheillands in the lordships of Liddisdaill. Thomas and William Querland were mentioned in 1505 and just one year later, they are referred to as Thomas and William Querlance.
Early History of the Wheelans family
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Wheelans Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Whillans, Whillens, Wheelans, Willan, Willans and others.
Early Notables of the Wheelans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wheelans family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Whilan settled in New York in 1853.