Wisnewski Surname History

The surname Wisnewski 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.

Early Origins of the Wisnewski family

The surname Wisnewski was 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.

Early History of the Wisnewski family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wisnewski research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1333, 1350, 1450, 1456, 1500, 1690, 1702, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Wisnewski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wisnewski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiese, Wies, Wieser, Wiesen, Wiesa (Silesia), Wiesener, Wiesner, Wisener and many more.

Early Notables of the Wisnewski family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wisnewski Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wisnewski family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Wisnewski (post 1700) +

  • Edward Wisnewski, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1966 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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