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Where did the German Wisneski family come from? What is the German Wisneski family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wisneski family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wisneski family history?The surname Wisneski is a topographic local name; it is derived from a physical feature of the geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, the name is derived from the Old German word wisa, which means meadow. The original bearer lived on or near an open meadow.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiese, Wies, Wieser, Wiesen, Wiesa (Silesia), Wiesener, Wiesner, Wisener and many more.
First found in Silesia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wisneski research. Another 347 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1333, 1350, 1450, 1456, 1500, 1690, 1702, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Wisneski History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wisneski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Wiese, who came to Philadelphia in 1752. Wilhelm Wies arrived in 1754; while Melchior Wies arrived in New York in 1709-10. Carl Wies came to Maryland in 1820.
The Wisneski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wisneski 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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