The name Wysmen is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Wysmen 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 Wysmen family
The surname Wysmen was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wysmen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wysmen 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 Wysmen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wysmen 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 Wysmen include Wiseman, Wyseman, Wysman, Wisman and others.
Early Notables of the Wysmen 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... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wysmen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wysmen family to Ireland
Some of the Wysmen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wysmen 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 Wysmen 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.