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Origins of the Wise surname

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About the Wises

We have a total number of 75219 records for people with the last name Wise.

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Where do most Wises live?

In 1921, most Wises lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Wises

How common is your surname?

680th most common surname in the UK

We have 63,100 records for the Wise surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Wises most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Wises.

What are the most common Wise first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Wise family members

Common jobs for Wises

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Wises in 1921
Dressmaker

301

Domestic Servant

192

Laundress

185

General Servant Domestic

175

Living On Own Means

163

Common Male occupations for Wises in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

361

General Labourer

266

Carpenter

239

Farm Labourer

195

Farm Hands

169

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