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The name Wismer is of 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.

Wismer Early Origins



The surname Wismer was first found in Essex where they held a family seat, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Wismer Spelling Variations


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Wismer 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 Wismer have been found, including Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.

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Wismer Early History


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Wismer Early History



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

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Wismer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wismer Early Notables (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 Wismer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wismer In Ireland


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Wismer In Ireland



Some of the Wismer 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Wismer surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Wismer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Wismer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839

Wismer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Wismer, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • John Wismer, who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wismer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wismer (post 1700)



  • Susan Wismer, American Democrat politician, Elected South Dakota State House of Representatives 1st District 2010
  • Donald M. Wismer Jr. (b. 1934), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Clair District, 1963-64
  • David Wismer, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904
  • D. C. Wismer, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wismer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wismer 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2015 at 10:00.

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