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
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
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, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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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
Wieler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Historic Events for the Wieler family
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.
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