Wisby Family History
Wisby Name Meaning
English (Middlesex and Essex): habitational name from Whisby in Lincolnshire named from the Old Norse personal name Hvit (genitive Hvits) + Old Norse bȳ ‘farmstead village’. Alternatively a habitational name from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire named from Old English wise ‘river swamp’ or wisce ‘marshy meadow’ or from the river Wissey (from Old English wise) + bece bæce ‘stream valley’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022