The name Wismar has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a 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 Wismar family
The surname Wismar was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wismar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wismar research.Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1296, 1305, 1513, 1629, 1688, 1677, 1685, 1632, 1712, 1661 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Wismar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wismar 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 Wismar have been found, including Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.
Early Notables of the Wismar family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Simon Wyssman, knighted in 1513 by King Henry 8th as a result of Sir John's bravery in action at the Battle of Spurs in the Hundred
Years War; Sir Thomas Wiseman... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wismar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wismar family to Ireland
Some of the Wismar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wismar 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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Wismar, 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wismar (post 1700)
- William J. C. Wismar, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 41st District, 1924, 1928; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Tompkins County, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
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