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The surname Wysong was first found in Germany, where the name Wysong made a great early contribution to the feudal society of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs, where it continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts as each group sought to enhance its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The earliest known record of the surname Wysong is of Hans Weysung, who was a pot maker in Ulm in 1505.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wysong, Wisong, Weisong, Wiesong, Weysong and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wysong research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wysong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Wisong, who was naturalized in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1847.

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  • Harlan "Biff" Wysong (1905-1951), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1930-1932)
  • David C. Wysong (b. 1949), American politician, Kansas State Senator and a member of the Republican Party
  • Joe Wysong, American editor of "The Gestalt Journal"
  • William Sidney Wysong (1876-1963), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Webster Springs, West Virginia, 1907-09; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Webster County, 1911-14, 1929-30, 1935-36, 1951-52
  • Scott Wysong, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Frank M. Wysong, American politician, Mayor of Nevada, Missouri, 1957
  • Henry Dudley Wysong (1939-1998), American professional golfer, runner-up PGA championship 1966, Vice-President of the PGA of America
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    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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