Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person 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 Wysemant family
Essex where they held a family seat, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Wysemant family
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Wysemant Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Wysemant has appeared include Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.
Early Notables of the Wysemant family (pre 1700)
Hundred Years War; Sir Thomas Wiseman...
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Migration of the Wysemant family to Ireland
Some of the Wysemant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wysemant family to the New World and Oceana
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 Wysemant arrived in North America very early: 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.
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