Recent research has estimated that the surname Wheldon has been around for nearly 1000 years. Wheldon was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. Records dating back to 1166 suggest there was a contingency of Wheldon's in the county of Surrey.
World wide there are approximately 37460 people with this surname. The 1911 census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the UK shows the largest number of Wheldon's in the county of Wiltshire. If a certain legal document is to be believed the early eighteenth century Wheldon's liked a drink or three. A tarnished history is clear, particularly around the summer of 1857 when Morgan Wheldon stole a greyhound and was sentenced to prison. 115