The surname Wheble has an established history in Great Britain dating back to the middle ages. Wheble is a Anglo-Saxon occupational surname of old Scottish origins. Records dating back to 1073 suggest there was a contingency of Wheble's in the county of Somerset. During the time of the British Empire the name spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Wheble is the 949th most popular surname in the UK. In the UK alone there are 118719 people with the surname Wheble. It is written that a late eighteenth century Wheble could out drink a Rhino. A tarnished history is evident, particularly around the summer of 1876 when James Wheble stole a barrel of ale and was sentenced to jail. 115
Some of the more famous Wheble's are: