Dight History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dight family

The surname Dight was first found in Derbyshire 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Dight family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dight research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1524, 1455, 1487, 1511, 1628, 1703, 1674 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Dight History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dight Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dwight, Dwite, Dwit, Dweight, Dwyte, Dight and others.

Early Notables of the Dight family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Dwight (1628-1703), generally considered the first distinguished English potter, his work can be found today in the British Museum and the Victoria and...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dight Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dight migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dight Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Dight, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dight (post 1700)

  • John C. Dight, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 [2]
  • Mr. Marc David Dight C.B.E., British Senior Circuit Judge for Central London County Court was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017, for services to Diversity and Community Relations in the Judiciary

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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