What is the origin of the surname 'Wise'?
The ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes who once ruled all of Britain would have originally bestowed this proud and noble English surname upon a person in the community who was considered to be wise, or learned. The surname is found amidst very early records of Devon, where they had held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Greston at the time of the Norman Invasion in 1066 A.D.
Family motto: "Dare to be wise!"
As a surname, Melchior is first found in medieval Austria. However, one of the biblical three Wise Men, or Kings, was named Melchior. In Hebrew, this translates to "King of Light".
The origin of the surname Menard is French (MÃ©nard). The name is a variation of Maynard.
This surname Bombardier is of French and Italian origin, the surname is mostly found in Canada.
The surname Larsen is Scandinavian in origin.
The surname Moran is Irish in origin.
The surname Guillory is French in origin.
This surname: Heath is of English origin.
This surname Olsen is of Danish and Norweagian origin.
This american surname Cutshaw is of German origin, a variant of German surname Gottschall.
Navarro is a surname of Spanish or Basque origin.
The surname Salum is believed to be Arabic in origin.
This rare surname Ambasana is an Indian surname, of unknown origin. Perhaps from a place name.
The surname Alvarez is Hispanic in origin. The Spanish surname Álvarez is from a patronymic form of the personal name Álvaro, which is of Germanic (Visigothic) origin.
Deutsch is a surname of German origin. It means "German"
This surname Lamb could be of English, Irish, or French origin.
This surname Beaumont is an English surname and French surname, but of French (Norman) origin. See related links below for more information about the Beaumont surname.
This surname Allan is an English and Scottish surname, a variant of Allen, and of Celtic origin. Perhaps there is also of Indian/Arabic origin of the surname Allan. For more information about the Allan/Allen surname, see related links below.
The surname Whitley is of English origin and means from the 'white clearing.'
The origin of the surname Emanuele is Italian; first found in Sicily.
The surname Gerber is of German origin. It is an occupational name for a tanner.
The origin of the surname DuMez is not known but it is possibly of French origin. The meaning of the name DuMez is not known.
This surname Mizani is of Arabic origin, unexplained origin... for now. There is also of Italian origin, being a variant of Misani, Masoni and others.
From Aboutcom genealogy: The Ramos surname origin is Spanish and, it is originated from PORTUGUAL.
The origin of the surname 'Millender' is thought to be from Germany. In the United States, it is commonly an African-American surname name.
The surname Papo country of origin is not known. There isn't any information available such as origin and meaning about the Papo surname.
This rare surname Scroop may be of English origin or a variant of the Irish surname Scroope. Perhaps it is of French (Norman) origin. You'll find more information about the surname Scroop through the related link below.
The origin of this surname appears to be English or Welsh (not "Jewish" as previously stated on this page).
This surname is mostly found in France, so most likely of French origin.
The surname Johnson can have an origin in Sweden or other Scandinavian countries, or it can have an origin in England.
Is jewish origin.
This interesting surname Goodenough is an English surname.
From a surname website: The surname Hayward is of English origin.
From a surname website: The surname Evans is of Welsh origin.
the surname howells is welsh
The surname Bulger is from Ireland.
it i a Sicilian Jewish surname
TALWAR is a Pakistani surname.
This surname McAleer is a Scottish surname and Irish surname, of Irish origin, originating from county Tyrone, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Uidhir. See related links below for more information.
The origin of the surname Falconi is Italian, derived from "falcon". For more information, see related links below.
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This surname Sansanwal is an Indian name who are descendants of the Jat people.
This surname Haidous is of Arabic origin. An English form of هيدوس , the meaning behind it I do not know.
The fine French surname Dorval is first found in the records of Limousin.
Masny, in Hainut, France seems to the point of origin for the English surname Many.
The surname Riker is a German variant of the surname Rieck.
Apparently a surname of English origin. It is found in England, in NE Scotland, in Swansea, Wales as well as in Ireland. It is believed that the origin of the surname means 'someone from the west' however the Cornish surname West (older Westa) may be from the placename Westva.
This surname Luksis is a Latvian surname and is also found in Lithuania as Luksas. This surname Luksis could be another form of Lucas, or it could be of another origin, probably a name for a luxurious person, from "Luksis" in Latvian meaning "luxury".
The surname Rhook is an Australian surname, but could be of Irish origin. It is a variant spelling of surname Rook, an English surname. This surname Rook is also established in Ireland, perhaps the same derivative as the English origin, or perhaps a variant of Irish surname Rock. There are many Irish surnames that has a "Rh" in their surname. For example, the common Irish surnames Rhyan, a variant spelling of Ryan, and Irish surname… Read More
The surname Dupree is French in origin.
It's a Germanic surname from Spain.