Subject: Re: Wheadle or Wheedle?
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: September 17, 2007 at 7:20:33 AM
Reply to: Wheadle or Wheedle? by Ellie
There is a minor North Yorkshire place name, Wheedale, not to be confused with Wheeldale, which is not far away. There is also a surname, Wheedale, which, like Wheedle and Wheadle, is too rare for anyone to take an interest in. It's likely that all three surnames have a common origin.
As for the meaning, dale is another word for a valley, and Whee is beyond my ken.
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