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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.

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The surname Wishard was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wishard research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1250, 1254, 1279, 1296, 1513, 1538, 1546, 1592, 1593, 1596, and 1597 are included under the topic Early Wishard History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wishard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Wishard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wishard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Alexander Wishard was registered as a soldier at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1778

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  • 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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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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