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Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Wishart were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in Stirling.

Wishart Early Origins



The surname Wishart 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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Wishart Spelling Variations


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Wishart Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Wishart has appeared as Wishart, Wishard, Wychart, Wisehart, Wisheart, Wiseheart and many more.

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Wishart Early History


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Wishart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wishart 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 Wishart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wishart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wishart 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 Wishart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wishart In Ireland


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Wishart In Ireland



Some of the Wishart 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Wishart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Patrick Wishart, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Patrick Wishart settled in Virginia in 1656

Wishart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Wishart settled in Barbados in 1745
  • James, Margaret, Mary, Robert, and Ruth Wishart all arrived in Philadelphia between 1750 and 1811
  • John Wishart, who landed in Virginia in 1776

Wishart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Wishart, aged 21, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • James Wishart, aged 51, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Henry Wishart, who arrived in New York in 1806
  • James Wishart, aged 31, landed in New York in 1812
  • William W Wishart, who arrived in Mississippi in 1857

Wishart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Wishart, aged 65, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-3TP : 6 December 2014), John Wishart, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Richard Wishart, aged 19, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Persian Prince" from Dundee, Scotland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-JM6 : 6 December 2014), Richard Wishart, 26 Mar 1919; citing departure port Dundee, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Persian Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Wishart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Wishart settled in New Brunswick at a place which became known as Wishart's Point

Wishart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Wishart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Lilas Wishart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • John Wishart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Janet Wishart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • James Wishart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
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Wishart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Wishart, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Isabella Wishart, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Agnes Wishart, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wishart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wishart (post 1700)



  • Ronald K. Wishart, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 11th District, 1975
  • Robert Wishart, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944
  • Joseph S. Wishart, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 46th District, 1925-26
  • John Wishart (1898-1956), Scottish agricultural statistician
  • Jean Boughton Wishart OBE (1920-2016), New Zealand journalist and editor of the New Zealand Woman's Weekly from 1952 to 1985
  • Trevor Wishart (b. 1946), English composer
  • Rod Wishart, former Australian rugby league footballer
  • Craig Brian Wishart (b. 1974), English retired cricketer
  • Arthur Allison Wishart (1903-1986), from New Brunswick, former Attorney General for Ontario, Canada

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Wishart Historic Events


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Wishart Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Jack E Wishart (b. 1921), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from South Moor, Stanley, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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:J6QF-3TP : 6 December 2014), John Wishart, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, 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:J6QY-JM6 : 6 December 2014), Richard Wishart, 26 Mar 1919; citing departure port Dundee, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Persian Prince, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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The Wishart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wishart 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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