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WISHART Family History

Recorded in several spelling forms from the relatively popular Wishart and Wisker or Whisker, to more remote forms including Wishkar, Wiskar, Wesker, Whiscard, and Wysard, this is an English surname. It is however of pre 7th century Old Norse and later Norman French origins. In ancient times it was a personal name, becoming a surname from abouth the 12th century. It derives from the words 'viscr', meaning wise, which became 'wisc' in Norman French, with the addition of '(h)ard' meaning brave or bold.

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