Research shows that the name Wheatley has been around since the eleventh century. Wheatley is a early British occupational surname. The earliest presence of the name was found in 1142 in the county of Kent in England.
Wheatley is the 1573rd most common last name in the world. There are approximately 98627 with the last name Wheatley living in the UK. Wiltshire currently holds the greatest density of families with the last name Wheatley. An early nineteenth century Wheatley was noted as liking a drink after police allegedly escorted him out of no less than four pubs in one evening. Never too far from controversy a pair of brothers Paul Wheatley and Morgan Wheatley were sent to jail in 1868 for allegedly stealing a race horse. 32