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Wisdom Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Wisdom Skvarek
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Please contact the project leader Ron Wisdom or leave a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Wisdom and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

History of WISDOM Name

The Olde English pre 7th Century "wisdom", wisdom, learning, originally given as a nickname to a wise or learned person, or in some cases, to someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Durand Wisdom, which was dated 1198, in the "Pipe Rolls of Essex", during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "Richard the Lionheart", 1189 - 1199.

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Wisdom#ixzz5B2fSySe9

Task List

Adopt and research all WISDOM orphaned profiles Help correct and source WISDOM profiles from early Colonial Virginia. I ,Sandra Vines, will work on the several Thomas and Francis Wisdom's.

Research Links

Genealogy of the Wisdom family, 1675 to 1910 by George W Wisdom https://archive.org/details/genealogyofwisdo00wisd

Cavaliers and pioneers : abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants http://www.worldcat.org/title/cavaliers-and-pioneers-abstracts-of-virginia-land-patents-and-grants/oclc/865832468&referer=brief_results

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I would like to join and just sent you a message
posted by Sandra (Griffin) Vines
Let's have some fun and make some connections
posted by Ron Wisdom