Whight History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whight family

The surname Whight was first found in Gloucestershire 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 1176 Roger Wicht when they held lands.

Early History of the Whight family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whight research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whight History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whight Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wight, Whight, Weight, White, Whyte, Wight, Whites, Whitte, Whyte, Wighte and many more.

Early Notables of the Whight family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Whight Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Whight migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whight Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • George Whight, who was recorded in Ontario, Canada in the Census of 1871


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