Vizard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vizard family

The surname Vizard was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat and recorded as early as the year 1200 when William Wischard witnessed a charter of a mill to the Abbey of Cambuskenneth. John Wishard later called Visart was in Tulloch in 1254.

Early History of the Vizard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vizard research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1545 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Vizard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vizard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Visart, Vizard, Vishart, Vischart, Vychart, Vizart and many more.

Early Notables of the Vizard family (pre 1700)

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United States Vizard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vizard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joane Vizard, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Joan Vizard, aged 18, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Joane Vizard, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • John, Martha, and Mary Vizard, who settled in Virginia in 1670
Vizard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nathaniel Vizard, who settled in Maryland in 1737
Vizard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Vizard, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • James Vizard, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1854

Australia Vizard migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Vizard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Garraway Vizard, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Chapman" on 6th April 1824, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Stephen Vizard, aged 46, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 26th January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/chapman)


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