Early Origins of the Dweight family
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.
Early History of the Dweight family
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Dweight Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dwight, Dwite, Dwit, Dweight, Dwyte, Dight and others.
Early Notables of the Dweight 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...
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Migration of the Dweight family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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