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Wysement History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Wysement is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Wysement was a name used 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.

Early Origins of the Wysement family


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

Early History of the Wysement family


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

Wysement Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Wysement include Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.

Early Notables of the Wysement family (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...
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Migration of the Wysement family to Ireland


Some of the Wysement family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wysement family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Wysement were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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