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Wighte Early Origins



The surname Wighte 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.

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Wighte Spelling Variations


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Wighte Spelling Variations



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

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Wighte Early History


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Wighte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wighte research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wighte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wighte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wighte Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wighte 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 or some of its variants were: Jacob Whightman, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1751; George Whight, who was recorded in Ontario, Canada in the Census of 1871; Edward John Wight, age 17.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Wighte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wighte 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 5 February 2013 at 09:30.

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