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Where did the English Wrightson family come from? What is the English Wrightson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wrightson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wrightson family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wrightson, Wryghtson, Rightson, Ryghtson and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when Robert Wryghtson held a family seat in Yorkshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrightson research. Another 284 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1748 are included under the topic Early Wrightson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wrightson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wrightson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Robert Wrightson, aged 30, arrived in Maryland in 1813
- George Wrightson, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Gladys Wrightson, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1894
- Arthur Wrightson, aged 2, who emigrated to America, in 1894
Wrightson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Kate Wrightson, aged 35, who landed in America from London, in 1905
- Elsie Wrightson, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Leandudno, Wales, in 1907
- Lucy Gilchrist Wrightson, aged 36, who settled in America from Buckfield, England, in 1908
- May F. Wrightson, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1908
- Harry Wrightson, aged 39, who emigrated to America from Severaaks, England, in 1908
- Bernie Wrightson (b. 1948), American comic book artist
- Earl Wrightson (1916-1993), American singer and actor best known for his work in musical theatre
- Jeffrey George "Jeff" Wrightson (b. 1968), English former footballer
- Roger Wilfrid Wrightson (1939-1986), English cricketer
- Patricia Wrightson (1921-2010), Australian children's writer, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing in 1986
- Sir Thomas Wrightson DL (1839-1921), 1st Baronet, a British Conservative politician
- Sir Thomas Garmondsway Wrightson (1871-1950), 2nd Baronet
- Sir John Garmondsway Wrightson (1911-1983), 3rd Baronet
- Sir Charles Mark Garmondsway Wrightson (b. 1951), 4th Baronet
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- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
The Wrightson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrightson 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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