Whisler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whisler family

The surname Whisler was first found in Somerset 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 1243 when Osbert le Whistler held estates.

Early History of the Whisler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whisler research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1619, 1684, 1648 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Whisler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whisler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whistler, Whissler, Whistle, Whissle, Wissell, Wisseller, Wisseler, Whistle, Wisle, Wissel, Wisel, Wissell, Whisseller, Whissel, Wistlecraft and many more.

Early Notables of the Whisler family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whisler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Whisler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whisler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas H Whisler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [1]
Whisler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Verna Whisler, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Howard Frank Whisler, aged 26, who immigrated to America, in 1912
  • Jacke Whisler, aged 38, who immigrated to Marion, Indiana, in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Whisler (post 1700) +

  • Wesley Guy Whisler (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Private William Whisler, United States Army Signal Corps, eponym of Mount Whisler and Whisler Island, Nunavut, Canada

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Gilbert Henry Whisler, American Private First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]


  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. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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