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
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
, Vyse Wood in Morthoe, county Devon, or Devizes in Wiltshire.
for that county in the year 1327.
"Vyse is the name of an old Elstree family. John Vyse was vicar of Willian in the reign of Henry VIII. "
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