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The ancient name of Wainwright finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a wainwright or wagon builder. The surname Wainwright is derived from the Old English word węgnwyrhta, which means wainwright. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Wainwright Early Origins



The surname Wainwright was first found in Worcestershire where they were Lords of the manor of Dudelei from very ancient times, and it is possible that they are interrelated with the Norman Baron William FitzAnsculf whose castle is in Dudley. One of the earliest records of the name was Alimar Wanwrecthe who was listed in Essex in 1237. Adam the Waynwrith was listed in Yorkshire in 1285 and Alan le Waynwright was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in 1285. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Wainwright Spelling Variations


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Wainwright Spelling Variations



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 Wainwright family name include Wainwright, Waynewright, Wainright, Wayn and others.

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Wainwright Early History


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Wainwright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wainwright research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wainwright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wainwright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wainwright Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Wainwright surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Wainwright Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Wainwright, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648
  • Thomas Wainwright, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1659
  • Josias Wainwright, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

Wainwright Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Wainwright settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1712 with his servant
  • John Wainwright settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1775

Wainwright Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Wainwright, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1810
  • Mary and John Wainwright settled in New York NY in 1821
  • C. Wainwright settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822 with four children
  • George Wainwright, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

Wainwright Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wainwright a watchmaker, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Laura Wainwright, aged 2, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Sarah Wainwright arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
  • Sarah A. Wainwright, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"
  • Thomas Wainwright, aged 35, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Wainwright Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Wainwright, aged 32, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Hannah Wainwright, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • William Wainwright, aged 8, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • James Wainwright, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Charles Wainwright arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wainwright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wainwright (post 1700)



  • William L. Wainwright (1947-2012), American politician, Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Maci Nicole Wainwright (b. 1990), American pop/rock singer-songwriter
  • George L. Wainwright Jr. (b. 1943), Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1998 to 2006
  • Major General Jonathon Mayhew Wainwright IV (1883-1953), American commander of Allied forces in the Philippines at the time of their surrender to the Empire of Japan, awarded the Medal of Honor in 1942
  • Loudon Wainwright III (b. 1946), American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor
  • Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991), English writer of guide books of fells in the English Lake District. The fells he described have become known as the Wainwrights
  • Rufus Wainwright (b. 1973), Canadian-American singer-songwriter
  • Martha Wainwright (b. 1976), Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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