Last name: WHEELDON

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WHEELDON : This last name is indexed 24,019 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHEELDON : English (Derbyshire Staffordshire and Cheshire): habitational name from either from Whielden Lane in Amersham (Buckinghamshire) or High Wheeldon in Hartington Middle Quarter (Derbyshire). The Buckinghamshire placename derives from Old English hwēol ‘wheel something which wheels round’ + denu ‘valley’ perhaps meaning ‘curved valley’ and the Derbyshire placename derives from Old English hwēol + dūn ‘hill’ perhaps meaning ‘hill with a stone circle’ or ‘hill with a waterwheel’.

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