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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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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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