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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Bise was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person with a dark complexion or person who dressed in dark clothing. The name stems from the Old English root bis, which means dingy or murky.

Bise Early Origins



The surname Bise was first found in Surrey, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege Lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Bise Spelling Variations


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Bise Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Biss, Bisse and others.

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Bise Early History


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Bise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bise research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1721, 1710, 1713, 1713, 1721, 1615, 1602, 1680, 1630 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Bise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bise In Ireland


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Bise In Ireland



Some of the Bise family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bise or a variant listed above:

Bise Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bise, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Bise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Bise, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bise (post 1700)



  • Ava Bise, American co-founder of YouBar, a nutrition bar company producing energy bars in 2006

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ayez prudence
Motto Translation: Have prudence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Bise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bise 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2014 at 13:51.

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