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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wheatley

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  1. American poet (born in Africa) who was the first recognized Black writer in America (1753-1784)

Old English - clearing used for wheat

  1. An English surname​. Derived from the place name
  2. A town in Arkansas
  3. A village in Oxfordshire, England

Notable Persons Named Wheatley

Wheatley was born in 1881. She breathed her last breath in 1935.


Wheatley was born on January 1st, 1899 in Vryheid. He passed away on November 5th, 1967.


Wheatley was born in 1700 in England.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was a writer. Phillis was born in West Africa. She left this life on December 5th, 1784.


Ben Wheatley is a director. Ben was born in 1972 in Billericay, Essex.


Dennis Wheatley was an adventure, occult, and historical writer. His career lasted from 1930 to 1980. Dennis was given the name Dennis Yeats Wheatley on January 8th, 1897. He left this life on November 10th, 1977.


Tyrone Wheatley is a football player. Tyrone was born on January 19th, 1972 in Inkster, Michigan.


Alan Wheatley was an actor, radio announcer, and announcer. He was most active from 1936 to 1970. Alan was born on April 19th, 1907 in Tolworth. He died on August 30th, 1991.


Glenn Wheatley is a pop rock talent manager and musician. He was most prominent from 1968 to 1968. Glenn was given the name Glenn Dawson Wheatley on January 23rd, 1948.


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Popularity of Wheatley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wheatley U.S.
  White 84.69% 64.26%
  African American 10.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wheatley

People with the last name Wheatley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wheatley

  • How Popular is the name Wheatley? As a last name Wheatley was the 2,875th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wheatley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wheatley is Sunday, September 26th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Wheatley? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wheatley. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wheatley: Your name in reverse order is Yeltaehw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hatelewy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wheatley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,520 people with the last name Wheatley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wheatley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Wheatley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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