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Wighton Early Origins



The surname Wighton was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat. 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 1275 when Martin Withorn held estates in that shire.

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Wighton Spelling Variations


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Wighton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitehorn, Withorn, Witehorne, Whithorn, Whithorne, Withorne, Whythorne and many more.

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Wighton Early History


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Wighton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wighton research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1565, 1541, 1565, 1559 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Wighton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wighton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wighton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wighton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wighton In Ireland


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Wighton In Ireland



Some of the Wighton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Wighton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Wighton, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wighton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wighton (post 1700)



  • Jack Wighton (b. 1993), Australian rugby league player for the Canberra Raiders in the NRL
  • Lorna Wighton (b. 1958), Canadian ice dancer at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Wighton Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Wighton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wighton 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 16 November 2016 at 07:53.

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