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Excerpt from "The Surnames of Scotland" by Black

 

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This is an excerpt from the "Surnames of Scotland" by Professor George F. Black.

It records the family name in Angus and Moray, Scotland as early as 1232 as Wysman. It also records it in 1385,in Moray, as Wys and in Caithness, Scotland in 1381, as Wyse.

The earliest British record is in Essex, England as Wyseman. The Essex family is believed to be the progenitor of all of the British families.

 
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