Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was 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 Wismand family
Essex where they held a family seat, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Wismand family
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Wismand Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wismand are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wismand include: Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.
Early Notables of the Wismand family (pre 1700)
Hundred Years War; Sir Thomas Wiseman...
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Migration of the Wismand family to Ireland
Some of the Wismand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wismand family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wismand or a variant listed above: 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.
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