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Where did the English Wisdom family come from? What is the English Wisdom family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wisdom family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wisdom family history?The name Wisdom is derived from the Old English word "wisdom" which means "wisdom, learning." Some of the first records of the name reveal Durand Wisdom who was listed in a census in 1198 and Gilbert Wysdom who was listed in another census in 1243.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wisdom, Wisedom, Wisbom, Wistow and others.
First found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times at Cornwood in that shire, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Reginald of Cornwood was tenant of these lands from the Norman noble, Count of Mortain, and included three unbroken mares, ten cattle, and twenty two goats.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wisdom research. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1295 is included under the topic Early Wisdom History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wisdom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Wisdom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wisdom Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Wisdom Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Wisdom Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Wisdom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wisdom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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