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Ancient Wyseman Family Arms


Ancient Wyseman Family Arms
Sent from Scotland as an original Scottish family arms. It may be an original English arms from Essex, England. If this is correct, heraldic authorities advise that all male descendents are entitled to these Wyseman/Wiseman original family coat of arms.

"Whereas in England, the right to a coat of arms passes to all male descendents of the grantee, in Scotland coats of arms are considered to be heritable property and can only belong to one person at a time".

Some experts assert that only faint protest would occcur if a female laid claim or if a claim were advanced by someone without the name but with established blood ties.

One source records that the name was first found in Bavaria as "Wiseman" A coat of arms is described but there is no family motto. The arms display a white (ermine) chevron (inverted "v" or stripe) on a black (sable) background.

These elements are common to most British family arms.

They also are commonly displayed on the arms of the Wyse, Wise, families. The motto of the Wyse, Wise families is "SAPETE AUDE" or "Dare to be wise".

The Bavarian arms shows three "pheons" which are the heads of broad arrows or javelins.

The symbol is still in use in Britain to indicate crown property.(The "broad arrow" or "broad R").

Most family arms display the same elements, the same colours, and the 3 components around the chevron. The fact that one has the surnames Wiseman, Wyseman, Wyse, Wise (and variations)........... does imply direct relationship. On the other hand, we are all cousins.


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