The roots of the name Wysard are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Wysard was originally found in Stirling.
Early Origins of the Wysard family
The surname Wysard was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. William Wishart had a grant of the mill from the Abbey of Cambus Kenneth in the year 1200, and was associated with lands at Conon and Tulloch in 1254. Another William Wishart was a monk at St. Andrews in 1250. The family also held the lands of Kenny Murchardyn in 1279. Sir John Wishart rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
. "Andrew Wycchard (Wyschard or Wychard) of Scotland
, a prisoner of war in Hereford Castle, 1305-07 . George Wischart was burned for heresy at St. Andrews, 1545/6, and a later George Wischart was first bishop of Edinburgh after the Restoration and private chaplain and biographer of the marquess of Montrose." CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
"The family are of ancient date in Forfarshire
, and are descended from Robert, a natural son of David, Earl of Huntingdon
, who having gone on a crusade to the Holy Land, was called Guishart, on account of the slaughter he made of the Saracens. Adam Wishart of Logie, was living in 1272." CITATION[CLOSE]
Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
Early History of the Wysard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wysard research.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1596, 1597, 1593, 1596, 1649, 1513, 1546, 1538 and 1546 are included under the topic Early Wysard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wysard Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Wysard has appeared as Wishart, Wishard, Wychart, Wisehart, Wisheart, Wiseheart and many more.
Early Notables of the Wysard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was George Wishart (c.1513-1546) famous reformer and martyr. In 1538, while a schoolmaster at a grammar school in Montrose, he incurred a charge of heresy for teaching the Greek New Testament. After spending some time on... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wysard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wysard family to Ireland
Some of the Wysard family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Wysard family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: Patrick Wishart settled in Virginia in 1656.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wysard (post 1700)
- Jules Charles Wysard, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Bahia, 1916-17 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html