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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

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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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