Meaning and Origin of Wheeler - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Wheeler

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : A driver

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.
  • A founder of Salisbury, NH, in 1634 was John Wheeler.