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Wilen Early Origins



The surname Wilen was first found in Roxburghshire where the earliest record of this name was of Thomas and William Whillans who held lands in the Lordship of Liddesdale about 1490. The name is believed to be derived from the old lands of Quheillands in the lordships of Liddisdaill. Thomas and William Querland were mentioned in 1505 and just one year later, they are referred to as Thomas and William Querlance.

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Wilen Early History


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Wilen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilen research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Wilen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilen Spelling Variations


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Wilen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whillans, Whillens, Wheelans, Willan, Willans and others.

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Wilen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Whilan settled in New York in 1853.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilen (post 1700)



  • William Wilen, American politician, Candidate for Secretary of State of Michigan, 1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Wilen, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Berkeley County, 1865 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Meyer Wilen, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 6th District, 1947-48 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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