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Wheelock Early Origins



The surname Wheelock was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and large village of Wheelock occupied by under-tenant Ranulph, the Earl of Chester who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Wheelock Spelling Variations


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Wheelock Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Weelock, Wheelock, Wellock, Whellock, Whillock, Whealock and many more.

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Wheelock Early History


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Wheelock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wheelock research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1582, 1593, and 1653 are included under the topic Early Wheelock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wheelock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wheelock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wheelock 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:

Wheelock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Wheelock, who was recorded in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Ralph Wheelock, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Edward Wheelock, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • Edward Wheelock, who settled in Maryland in 1675

Wheelock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Wheelock, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Alice Wheelock, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • A G Wheelock, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Wheelock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Obediah and his wife Martha Sumner Wheelock arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Obadiah Wheelock, who arrived in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wheelock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wheelock (post 1700)



  • Cyrus Hubbard Wheelock (1813-1894), American missionary and leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, first president of the Northern States Mission
  • Lieutenant Simeon Wheelock (1741-1786), American blacksmith from Massachusetts, who served as a minuteman during the battles of Lexington and Concord in the American Revolutionary War
  • Lucy Wheelock (1857-1946), American educator and founder of Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • John Wheelock (1754-1817), the eldest son of Eleazar Wheelock, the first president of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
  • Frederic M. Wheelock (1902-1987), American author of the Latin textbook Wheelock's Latin
  • Daniel L. Wheelock, American politician, Mayor of Moline, Illinois, 1872-73, 1875-77
  • Charles H. Wheelock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916
  • Charles E. Wheelock, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 35th District, 1928
  • E. D. Wheelock, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 28th District, 1895-96
  • Fred Wheelock, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Wheelock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wheelock 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.

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