Wheelock Surname Global Distribution Map

Wheelock Surname Global Distribution Map

22nd March 2020 0 By admin

We arrive at blog number 10 and in keeping with my 1 a week blog I am trying to keep the interest, I haven’t forgotten that I have 2 outstanding blogs as promised previously. One for South Africa and One for Nicaragua but they are coming. it has taken me longer to write and with the current virus quarantine and being stuck indoors I haven’t had much motivation.

However I got this one completed and without further ado the following blog is statistical research and global distribution for the Wheelock surname.

It is the 82,088th most common surname in the World.  In terms of the global population about Approximately 5,923 people bear this surname.

But before we see the current information; lets go back to the beginning:

In the 1880’s the biggest prevalence of the name was in two countries

The USA and in England:

The highest prevalence in the USA was Massachusetts

With 382 incidence of the name and a frequency of 1 in 4671 persons.

In 2014 the highest prevalence in the USA was California with 570 Incidences of the name and a frequency of 1 in 73128

In England

The highest prevalence in England was Worcestershire with 26 incidences of the name and the frequency was 1 in 14,660.

In 2014 the highest prevalence in England was Hertfordshire with Incidences of the name and a frequency of 1 in 73128

Around the same time Ireland had the 3rd highest incidences with Wexford which had 17 incidences of the name and a frequency of 1 in 6,119

In 2014 the highest prevalence in Ireland was Wexford with 20 Incidences of the name and a frequency of 1 in 7257

Globally in 2014 the expansion of the surname was as follows:

The top 10 countries where Wheelock is located:

United States 5,368 1:67,532 7,824
Nicaragua 149 1:40,410 1,297
Australia 76 1:355,207 30,022
Canada 70 1:526,367 44,429
England 66 1:844,213 44,875
Guatemala 57 1:282,152 4,373
Wales 23 1:134,545 9,796
Ireland 21 1:224,234 8,753
Argentina 19 1:2,249,653 107,273
Mexico 15 1:8,275,080 36,591

The remaining countries are as follows

Place Incidence Frequency Rank in Area
South Africa 13 1:4,167,515 132,336
Costa Rica 9 1:531,119 4,381
Ecuador 8 1:1,988,231 21,390
Spain 7 1:6,678,863 92,654
Haiti 3 1:3,561,302 20,670
Germany 3 1:26,835,160 452,386
Philippines 3 1:33,745,523 302,943
Sweden 3 1:3,282,253 190,758
Chile 2 1:8,808,242 65,417
Denmark 2 1:2,822,360 76,883
Barbados 1 1:287,448 2,780
Singapore 1 1:5,507,733 47,053
El Salvador 1 1:6,343,888 8,416
Netherlands 1 1:16,881,472 156,421
Japan 1 1:127,844,293 73,549
Honduras 1 1:8,816,442 9,274

MOST PREVALENT IN:

United States

HIGHEST DENSITY IN:

Nicaragua

 

A curious result of the research was Wheelock used as a forename (first name)

Place Incidence Frequency Rank in Area
Hong Kong 409 1:18,722 1,541
United States 9 1:40,328,347 265,686
Canada 1 1:33,412,152 113,828
Nicaragua 1 1:6,018,650 34,175

 

There are other variations of the surname, but the above information is the most prevalent and interesting of the Wheelock name.

Sources:

Forebears website https://forebears.io/

National Archives of Ireland https://www.nationalarchives.ie/

National Archives https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Instituto Nicaragüense de Cultura http://www.inc.gob.ni/bibliotecas-y-archivos/