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Dwight Early Origins



The surname Dwight 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.

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Dwight Spelling Variations


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Dwight Spelling Variations



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

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Dwight Early History


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Dwight Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dwight research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1524, 1455, 1487, 1511, 1628, 1703, 1674 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Dwight History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dwight Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dwight Early Notables (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 Dwight Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dwight Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dwight, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Timothy Dwight, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Dwight, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1638

Dwight Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Dwight, who landed in New England in 1729

Dwight Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edmund Dwight, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • William Dwight, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Edward Dwight, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Eliza Dwight, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Dwight, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Dwight Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eli Dwight, aged 20, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Ostrich"
  • William Dwight, aged 19, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dwight (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dwight (post 1700)



  • William Dwight (1903-1996), American Republican politician, Hampden County Commissioner, 1946-48; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948, 1964
  • Walton Dwight, American politician, Mayor of Binghamton, New York, 1871
  • Thomas Dwight (1758-1819), American politician, Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1803-05; Member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1808-09
  • Theodore W. Dwight, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 11th District, 1899-1900
  • Theodore Dwight (1764-1846), American politician, Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1806-07; Member of Connecticut Council of Assistants, 1809-15
  • Theodore F. Dwight, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fourth Hampden District, 1905
  • Samuel L. Dwight, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • Samuel Dwight, American politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 24th District, 1871-73
  • Nancy Dwight (b. 1950), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004, 2008
  • Minnie Ryan Dwight (1873-1957), American Republican politician, Newspaper editor and publisher; Member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1920-34; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dwight Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Dwight Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dwight 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2015 at 11:13.

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