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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Wyse. It was given to a wise or learned person. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word wis, meaning wise or knowledgeable. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Wyse Early Origins



The surname Wyse was first found in Devon where they held a family seat anciently as Lords of the manor of Greston, at the time of the Conquest in 1066. "The ancient knightly family of Wise of Mount Wise in Stoke Damerel (Devonport) was one of the oldest families in the west of England: one of this family was High Sheriff of Devonshire in 1612." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

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Wyse Spelling Variations


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Wyse Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Wyse has appeared include Wise, Wyse and others.

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Wyse Early History


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Wyse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyse research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1648, 1687, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Wyse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wyse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wyse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wyse In Ireland


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Wyse In Ireland



Some of the Wyse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 130 words (9 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Wyse arrived in North America very early:

Wyse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Wyse, who landed in Virginia in 1656

Wyse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Justice Wyse, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Louiza P Wyse, aged 16, landed in New York in 1854
  • Anna Wyse, aged 12, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Robert Wyse, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1856
  • Thomas Wyse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Wyse Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Wyse, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1837

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyse (post 1700)



  • Lois Wyse (1926-2007), American advertising executive, author and columnist
  • Henry Washington Wyse (1918-2000), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • J. A. Wyse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1860
  • Harry Wyse, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 7th District, 2012
  • Dr. Peter Sherlock Wyse Jackson (b. 1955), Irish botanist
  • Sir Thomas Wyse KCB (1791-1862), Irish politician and diplomat
  • Charles "Charlie" Wyse, Canadaian educator and former Canadian politician in the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sapere aude
Motto Translation: Dare to be wise.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. 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.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Wyse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wyse 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.

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