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Wheaton Surname Origin
(Locality). So called from a place of the same name on the river Nen, Northamptonshire, England. Whitton, Saxon, the white hill. Whiddon, Cornish British, white.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Wheaton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Wheaton Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burk