Early Origins of the Whisson family
The surname Whisson was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat
from ancient times in the reign of King Malcolm IV in 1153, in the village of Wicestun.
Further south in England, Whiston can be found in Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. Here the place name literally means "white stone." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Whisson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whisson research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1100, 1260, 1292, 1300, 1358, 1667 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Whisson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whisson Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Whisson has been spelled Whiston, Wiston and others.
Early Notables of the Whisson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whisson family to Ireland
Some of the Whisson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Whisson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Whisson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Whisson, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml
- John Whisson, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.