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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Migration of the Wighte family
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.