The name Wheller is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a wheelwright.
In medieval times wheels were wooden and quite fragile and high maintenance. Thus there was a high demand for both wheels and skilled people to make and repair them. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Wheller family
The surname Wheller was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
in 1066, at Martin Hussingtree.
Early History of the Wheller family
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Wheller Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wheller include Wheeler, Wheler, Wheller and others.
Early Notables of the Wheller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wheller family to Ireland
Some of the Wheller family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wheller family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wheller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John and William Wheller, who settled at Bona Vista, Newfoundland, in 1792 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
Contemporary Notables of the name Wheller (post 1700)
- Edward Wheller, English track and filed athlete at the 1920 Summer Olympics
- Kate Wheller, English politician, Deputy Mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Dorset
- Roger Wheller, Canadian CFL football player
The Wheller 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.