Last name: WISE

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WISE : This last name is indexed 197,038 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WISE : 1: 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.2: English: topographic name for someone who lived by the withies or willows from Middle English withi Old English wīthig ‘withy willow’.3: Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Weiss ‘white’.

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