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Where did the English Wrightington family come from? What is the English Wrightington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wrightington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wrightington family history?Wrightington is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Lancashire, at the manor of Worthington.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wrightington family name include Worthington, Wrightington and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrightington research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1618 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Wrightington History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wrightington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Wrightington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Wrightington surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Nicholas Worthington settled in Connecticut in 1630; Henry Worthington settled in New England in 1631; M. and R. Worthington arrived in Philadelphia with their two children in 1820..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In opinum sed gratum
Motto Translation: In my opinion, but graciously
The Wrightington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrightington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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