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The name Wisdom is derived from the Old English word "wisdom" which means "wisdom, learning." Some of the first records of the name reveal Durand Wisdom who was listed in a census in 1198 and Gilbert Wysdom who was listed in another census in 1243.

Wisdom Early Origins



The surname Wisdom was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times at Cornwood in that shire, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Reginald of Cornwood was tenant of these lands from the Norman noble, Count of Mortain, and included three unbroken mares, ten cattle, and twenty two goats.

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Wisdom Spelling Variations


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Wisdom Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wisdom, Wisedom, Wisbom, Wistow and others.

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Wisdom Early History


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Wisdom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wisdom research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1295 is included under the topic Early Wisdom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wisdom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wisdom Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wisdom In Ireland


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Wisdom In Ireland



Some of the Wisdom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wisdom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Wisdom, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • John Wisdom, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Thomas Wisdom settled in Barbados in 1682
  • John Wisdom settled in Pennsylvania in 1682

Wisdom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Wisdom, who landed in New England in 1733
  • Catherine Wisdom settled in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Solomon H Wisdom, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799

Wisdom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Wisdom, aged 29, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845

Wisdom Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hester Wisdom, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Obediah Wisdom, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Wisdom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Wisdom arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Catherine Wisdom arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Alfred Wisdom arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Elizabeth Wisdom arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • John Nicholas Wisdom arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wisdom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wisdom, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Emma Wisdom, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • William Wisdom, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • WIlliam C. Wisdom, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Henry Wisdom, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wisdom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wisdom (post 1700)



  • Robert Wisdom (b. 1953), American actor, best known for his roles in Face/Off (1997), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Ray (2004)
  • Andre Alexander Shaquille Wisdom (b. 1993), English footballer
  • Sir Norman Wisdom OBE (1915-2010), English BAFTA Award winning comedian, clown, singer and actor; his last appearances were on Last of the Summer Wine and Coronation Street
  • John Minor Wisdom (1905-1999), American Republican politician from Louisiana, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Arthur John Terence Dibben Wisdom (1904-1993), British philosopher who extended the work of G.E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Sigmund Freud
  • Sir Robert Wisdom KCMG (1830-1888), born in Blackburn, Lancashire, he emigrated to Australia in 1834 with his parents and rose to become Attorney General of New South Wales
  • Jack Wisdom (b. 1953), Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Olli Wisdom, British music artist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Wisdom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wisdom 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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