name Wismend comes from its first bearer, who 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 Wismend family
The surname Wismend was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wismend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wismend 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 Wismend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wismend Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wismend has been spelled many different ways, including Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.
Early Notables of the Wismend 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 Wismend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wismend family to Ireland
Some of the Wismend 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 Wismend family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wismends to arrive in North America: 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.