Wisdown History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Wisdown 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 Wisdown family
The surname Wisdown 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 Wisdown family
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Wisdown Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wisdom, Wisedom, Wisbom, Wistow and others.
Early Notables of the Wisdown family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Robert Wisdom (d. 1568), Archdeacon of Ely who probably belonged to the family of that name settled at Burford, Oxford, where one Simon Wisdom...
Migration of the Wisdown family to Ireland
Some of the Wisdown family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Wisdown family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Wisdom settled in Barbados in 1682; John Wisdom settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; Catherine Wisdom settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.