The name ‘Wise’ originates from England. It is derived from the nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with ocult arts, derived from the Middle English word ‘wise’ meaning wise (from the Old English word ‘wis’). In the United States it is an Anclicized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) ‘Weiss’. Variants : ‘Wyse’, ‘Wiseman’, ‘Wisdom’. Information compiled from Historical and Private archives has confirmed that the name ‘Wise’ dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Elias le Wyse’, from Oxford, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that a certain ‘Charles Wise’, aged 21, a rope maker by trade, from London, England, emigrated to North America in 1774. He sailed from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Elizabeth’ on the 31st of July 1774, arriving in Virginia on the 7th of August 1774, where he served as in… Coat of arms: Sable th…
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