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The Vise surname is thought to be derived from the Old French word "devise," meaning a "dweller at the boundary." It falls into the class of local names, that is, names derived from a place where the original bearer once lived or held land. It is plausible that some bearers of Vise took the name from one of several places in England: Viza in Ashwater, county Devon, Vyse Wood in Morthoe, county Devon, or Devizes in Wiltshire.

Vise Early Origins



The surname Vise was first found in Sussex, where Robert atte Vise was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for that county in the year 1327.

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Vise Spelling Variations


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Vise Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Devise, Vises,Vize, Vise, Vice and others.

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Vise Early History


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Vise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vise research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1330 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Vise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vise Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Vise, and indentured servant on record in West New Jersey in 1772

Vise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Vise, who arrived in New York city in 1822

Vise Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Vise, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Vise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vise 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 8 February 2015 at 00:11.

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