William Wise

Male9 July 1660–

Brief Life History of William

When William Wise was christened on 9 July 1660, in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wise, was 31 and his mother, Maria Spencer, was 24.

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William Wise
1630–
Maria Spencer
1635–
William Wise
1660–

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  • William Wise, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wise or learned person, from Middle English wise, wisse ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs and De Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘(the) wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the withies or willows, from Middle English withi, Old English wīthig ‘withy, willow’.

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Weiss ‘white’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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