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Where did the German Wysong family come from? What is the German Wysong family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wysong family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wysong family history?

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

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.


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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.

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More information is included under the topic Early Wysong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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  • Joe Wysong, American editor of "The Gestalt Journal"
  • David C. Wysong (b. 1949), American politician, Kansas State Senator and a member of the Republican Party
  • Harlan "Biff" Wysong (1905-1951), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1930-1932)
  • Henry Dudley Wysong Jr. (1939-1998), American professional PGA golfer in the 1960s
  • 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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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The Wysong Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wysong Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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