Wrightsman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wrightsman family

The surname Wrightsman was first found in Yorkshire 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 1379 when Robert Wryghtson held a family seat in Yorkshire.

Early History of the Wrightsman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrightsman research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1748, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wrightsman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wrightsman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wrightson, Wryghtson, Rightson, Ryghtson and others.

Early Notables of the Wrightsman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wrightsman family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.


Contemporary Notables of the name Wrightsman (post 1700) +

  • Charles Bierer Wrightsman (1895-1986), American oil executive and arts patron from Pawnee, Oklahoma
  • Jayne Kirkman Wrightsman (1919-2019), née Larkin, an American philanthropist, fine arts collector from Flint, Michigan, widow of Charles B. Wrightsman
  • Eileen Wrightsman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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