Wieler is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to 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 Wieler family
The surname Wieler 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 Wieler family
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Wieler Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Wieler has appeared include Wheeler, Wheler, Wheller and others.
Early Notables of the Wieler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wieler family to Ireland
Some of the Wieler family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wieler family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Wieler arrived in North America very early:
Wieler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Christian Wieler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 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)
Wieler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Gerhard Wieler, who arrived in Canada in 1832
- Jacob Wieler, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
Historic Events for the Wieler family
- Egon Wieler (1920-1941), German Matrose II who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
The Wieler 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.