Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a wise or learned person. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English words wis, meaning wise or knowledgable, and man, meaning man.
Early Origins of the Wishon family
Essex where they held a family seat, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Wishon family
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Wishon Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wishon have been found, including Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.
Early Notables of the Wishon family (pre 1700)
Hundred Years War; Sir Thomas Wiseman...
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Migration of the Wishon family to Ireland
Some of the Wishon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wishon family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Wishon, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Henry and Catherine Wiseman, who settled in Maryland in 1634; John Wiseman, who settled in Virginia in 1652; Henry Wiseman, who settled in Maryland in 1719.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wishon (post 1700)
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