name; it is derived from a physical feature of the geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, the name is derived from the Old German word wisa, which means meadow. The original bearer lived on or near an open meadow.
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
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of this family name include: Wiese, Wies, Wieser, Wiesen, Wiesa (Silesia), Wiesener, Wiesner, Wisener and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Wiese, who came to Philadelphia in 1752. Wilhelm Wies arrived in 1754; while Melchior Wies arrived in New York in 1709-10. Carl Wies came to Maryland in 1820.