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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Wishard as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Stirling.

Wishard Early Origins



The surname Wishard was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. William Wishart had a grant of the mill from the Abbey of Cambus Kenneth in the year 1200, and was associated with lands at Conon and Tulloch in 1254. Another William Wishart was a monk at St. Andrews in 1250. The family also held the lands of Kenny Murchardyn in 1279. Sir John Wishart rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. "Andrew Wycchard (Wyschard or Wychard) of Scotland, a prisoner of war in Hereford Castle, 1305-07 . George Wischart was burned for heresy at St. Andrews, 1545/6, and a later George Wischart was first bishop of Edinburgh after the Restoration and private chaplain and biographer of the marquess of Montrose." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
"The family are of ancient date in Forfarshire, and are descended from Robert, a natural son of David, Earl of Huntingdon, who having gone on a crusade to the Holy Land, was called Guishart, on account of the slaughter he made of the Saracens. Adam Wishart of Logie, was living in 1272." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.

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Wishard Spelling Variations


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Wishard Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Wishard has been spelled Wishart, Wishard, Wychart, Wisehart, Wisheart, Wiseheart and many more.

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Wishard Early History


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Wishard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wishard research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1596, 1597, 1593, 1596, 1649, 1513, 1546, 1538 and 1546 are included under the topic Early Wishard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wishard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wishard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was George Wishart (c.1513-1546) famous reformer and martyr. In 1538, while a schoolmaster at a grammar school in Montrose, he incurred a charge of heresy for teaching the Greek New Testament. After spending some time on...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wishard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wishard In Ireland


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Wishard In Ireland



Some of the Wishard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Wishard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L.W. Wishard, aged 41, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool & Queenstown [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TM-DP5 : 6 December 2014), L.W. Wishard, 20 Apr 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mrs. L. W. Wishard, aged 32, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool & Queenstown [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TM-DPR : 6 December 2014), Mrs. L. W. Wishard, 20 Apr 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Luther D. Wishard, aged 40, arrived in New York City in 1894 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX96-K3V : 6 December 2014), Luther D. Wishard, 23 Jun 1894; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maude C. Wishard, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX31-7YS : 6 December 2014), Maude C. Wishard, 17 Oct 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maude C. Wishard, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX31-7YS : 6 December 2014), Maude C. Wishard, 17 Oct 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wishard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Wishard, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Ryndam" from Boulogne [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX1Y-231 : 6 December 2014), William Wishard, 14 Sep 1909; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Ryndam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Duvight Wishard, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64S-RPY : 6 December 2014), Duvight Wishard, 17 Aug 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wishard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Wishard was registered as a soldier at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1778 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wishard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wishard (post 1700)



  • D. Roy Wishard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1948
  • Albert W. Wishard, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1897-1901

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TM-DP5 : 6 December 2014), L.W. Wishard, 20 Apr 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TM-DPR : 6 December 2014), Mrs. L. W. Wishard, 20 Apr 1892; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX96-K3V : 6 December 2014), Luther D. Wishard, 23 Jun 1894; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX31-7YS : 6 December 2014), Maude C. Wishard, 17 Oct 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX1Y-231 : 6 December 2014), William Wishard, 14 Sep 1909; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Ryndam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64S-RPY : 6 December 2014), Duvight Wishard, 17 Aug 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Wishard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wishard 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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