Recent research shows that the name Wheate has been established in Europe for over nine hundred years. Wheate is a English occupational last name of old Scottish origins. The earliest documentation of the surname was found in 1217 from the county of Surrey in England. During the period of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Wheate is currently at number 1057 of the UK's most common names. Wiltshire currently holds the greatest density of people with the last name Wheate. If history is to be believed the late 18th century Wheate's liked a drink or five. A tarnished history is evident, especially around the winter of 1892 when Barry Wheate stole a horse and was sentenced to prison.
Traits of the Wheate family
The Wheate family are well known for their warm personalities. The Wheate family have been linked to the planet Mars causing them to be mysterious, imaginative and elusive. 101
Some of the more famous Wheate's include: