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