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Wheelock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Wheelock family


The surname Wheelock was first found in Cheshire as Wheelock, a township, in the parish of Sandbach, union of Congleton, hundred of Northwich. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
[3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print

The township dates back to the Domesday Book or 1086, when it was listed as Hoiloch, "named from the River Wheelock, a Celtic river-name meaning 'winding.' " [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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.

One of the first records of the family was found here in 1400 when John de Whelok, was listed as holding lands. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Wheelock family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wheelock research.
Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1582, 1661, 1677, 1657, 1743, 1593, 1653, 1593, 1622, 1642 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Wheelock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wheelock Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Wheelock family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Abraham Wheelocke, Wheelock, Whelocke or Wheloc (1593-1653), an English linguist, the first Adams Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. He was born in 1593 at Whitchurch, Shropshire, and spent his early years at Loppington in the same county. From 1622 to 1642 he was minister of St. Sepulchre's, Cambridge. "After election to his fellowship Wheelocke appears to have commenced the study of the oriental languages, then little known in England, and...
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wheelock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wheelock family to the New World and Oceana


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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Edward Wheelock, who landed in Maryland in 1675 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Edward Wheelock, who settled in Maryland in 1675

Wheelock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Wheelock, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1812 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alice Wheelock, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • A G Wheelock, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Wheelock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Wheelock (post 1700)


  • William A. Wheelock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Stillman Wheelock, American politician, Mayor of Moline, Illinois, 1877-83 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Vance M. Wheelock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 2008 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Silas E. Wheelock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert Lloyd Wheelock (1893-1962), American politician, Mayor of Corsicana, Texas, 1929-31 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • L. L. Wheelock, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 12th District, 1876-77 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kurt Wheelock, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph A. Wheelock, American Republican politician, Postmaster at St. Paul, Minnesota, 1870-75 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Wheelock, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1858 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John W. Wheelock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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