Research shows that the surname Wheaton has been around since the ninth century. First documented evidence of the surname dates to the county of Hampshire in 1367.
Wheaton is the 769th most common surname in Europe. There are approximately 110043 with the last name Wheaton living in Great Britain. The recently published 1911 census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the United Kingdom and Ireland shows the greatest number of Wheaton's in the county of Devon. If a certain legal document is to be believed the early 19th century Wheaton's liked a drink or eight. Never too far from controversy a pair of brothers Chris Wheaton and Charles Wheaton were sent to jail in 1864 for stealing a sheep.
Previous families of Wheaton's have been considered a kind bunch. The common traits associated with Wheatons are conscientious, reliable and contradictory. There is a side to Wheatons which can be deeply thoughtful, and another, increadibly challenging. 101