Early Origins of the Whelas family
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 Whelas family
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Whelas Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wheelhouse, Weelhouse, Weelhous, Wheelhous, Wheelas, Wheelar and many more.
Early Notables of the Whelas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whelas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Wheelhouse, who came to Virginia in 1695; John Wheelhouse, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1745; as well as David Wheelhouse, who arrived in Norfolk, VA in 1774 with his wife and their three children..
The Whelas 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.
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