Wheelhouse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wheelhouse family

The surname Wheelhouse was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when William Wheelhouse held lands.

Early History of the Wheelhouse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wheelhouse research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wheelhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wheelhouse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wheelhouse, Weelhouse, Weelhous, Wheelhous, Wheelas, Wheelar and many more.

Early Notables of the Wheelhouse family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wheelhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Wheelhouse migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wheelhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Wheelhouse, who settled in Virginia in 1695
  • Richard Wheelhouse, who landed in Virginia in 1695 [1]
Wheelhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Wheelhouse, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1745
  • David Wheelhouse, who arrived in Norfolk, VA in 1774 with his wife and their three children

Contemporary Notables of the name Wheelhouse (post 1700) +

  • Ben Wheelhouse (1902-1985), English professional footballer
  • William St James Wheelhouse (1821-1886), British barrister and Conservative Party politician
  • Paul Wheelhouse (b. 1970), Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament
  • Jobe Wheelhouse (b. 1985), Australian football player, he represented Australia in 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Alfred Faulkner Wheelhouse, English Junior 7th Engineer from Bootle, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [2]

The Wheelhouse 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.

  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)
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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