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The Vyse 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 Vyse 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.
The surname Vyse was first found in Sussex
, where Robert atte Vise was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls
for that county in the year 1327.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Devise, Vises,Vize, Vise, Vice and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vyse research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1330 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Vyse History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Vyse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vyse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Vyse, who landed in New York, NY in 1841
- Thomas Vyse, who arrived in New York city in 1845
- Thomas Vyse, who landed in New York in 1845
- John Vyse, who was naturalized in Iroquois Co. IL in 1884
- John Vyse, who arrived in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1884
Vyse Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Vyse, who was recorded in Toronto in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871
- Stuart A Vyse, American Associate Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College
- William Vyse (1741-1816), English canon residentiary and chancellor of Lichfield, son of William Vyse
- William Vyse (1710-1770), English canon residentiary and treasurer of Lichfield, father of Richard Vyse
- Ruth Vyse, University of London Archivist from 1994
- Charles Vyse (1882-1971), English potter from Staffordshire
- General Richard Vyse (1746-1825), British general, father of Richard William Vyse
- Major-General Richard William Howard Vyse (1784-1853), British soldier, anthropologist, Egyptologist and politician, Member of Parliament for Beverley (1807-1812) and Honiton (1812-1818)
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- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
The Vyse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vyse 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.
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