The Wyser surname is generally thought to be derived from the word "wische" or "wiese" both of which mean "meadow." Thus the earliest uses of the name may have been to describe someone "from the meadow." There have also been place names derived from this word, and there are no doubt instances where the surname derives from one of the place names.
, where the name Wiser became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
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of this family name include: Wisier, Wisser, Wiser, Wissere, Wisseres, Wisere, Wiseres, Wiserr, Wiserrs, Wisserr, Weiser, Weisser and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Cond Wiser, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1711; David Wiser, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1743; Christoph Weiser and his wife Elisabeth, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1746 with their nine children, Anna Maria Wiser, who emigrated from Saarland to Pennsylvania in 1754.