Wheelhouse Family History
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Wheelhouse Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire and East Midlands): topographic name composed of Middle English whele ‘wheel’ + hous ‘house’. According to Reaney, the reference is often to a house near a dammed-up stream where a cutler ground his knives on a small water-wheel. The compound is not attested as a vocabulary word in this or any other sense before the 19th century, although the surname William de Whelehous is found in 1379.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Greenhouse, Waterhouse, Whitehouse, Fieldhouse, Newhouse, Hillhouse