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Wisdom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Wisdom family


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.

Early History of the Wisdom family


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Wisdom Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Wisdom family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wisdom family to Ireland


Some of the Wisdom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wisdom family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Wisdom, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Wisdom, who settled in Barbados in 1682
  • John Wisdom, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682

Wisdom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Wisdom, who landed in New England in 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Catherine Wisdom, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Solomon H Wisdom, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wisdom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Wisdom, aged 29, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Emma Wisdom, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • William Wisdom, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • WIlliam C. Wisdom, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Henry Wisdom, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Wisdom (post 1700)


  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arthur John Terence Dibben Wisdom (1904-1993), British philosopher who extended the work of G.E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Sigmund Freud
  • Jack Wisdom (b. 1953), Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Olli Wisdom, British music artist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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