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Wrightson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Wrightson family


The surname Wrightson 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 Wrightson family


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Wrightson Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Wrightson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wrightson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wrightson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Wrightson, aged 30, who arrived in Maryland in 1813 [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)
  • George Wrightson, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Gladys Wrightson, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Arthur Wrightson, aged 2, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Wrightson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate Wrightson, aged 35, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Elsie Wrightson, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Leandudno, Wales, in 1907
  • Lucy Gilchrist Wrightson, aged 36, who settled in America from Buckfield, England, in 1908
  • May F. Wrightson, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Harry Wrightson, aged 39, who emigrated to America from Severaaks, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wrightson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Wrightson, aged 20, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774

Wrightson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Benjamin Grey Wrightson, aged 24, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, iin 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Wrightson (post 1700)


  • Bernard Charles "Bernie" Wrightson (b. 1944), American two-time gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics and the 1967 Pan American Games
  • Earl Wrightson (1916-1993), American singer and actor best known for musical theatre, concerts and television performances
  • Michele Wrightson (1941-2015), née Robinson, also known as Michele Brand, an American artist who worked in the comic book industry, wife of Bernie Wrightson
  • William Wrightson, American miner and entrepreneur in southern Arizona who killed by Apaches in the 1865 Battle of Fort Buchanan, eponym of Mount Wrightson, in he Coronado National Forest, southern Arizona
  • Thomas Wrightson II (1822-1897), American politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1869-73; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1870 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernie Wrightson (b. 1948), American comic book artist, co-creator of the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work
  • Earl Wrightson (1916-1993), American singer and actor best known for his work in musical theatre
  • Barnaby Thomas Garmondsway Wrightson (b. 1979), English heir apparent of Neasham Hall in the County of Durham
  • Frank Lawrence "Paddy" Wrightson (1906-1979), English footballer who scored 123 goals from 236 appearances in the Football League
  • Roger Wilfrid Wrightson (1939-1986), English cricketer from Elsecar, Yorkshire; hep played for Essex (1965-1967) and later for Cumberland (1970-1971)
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Wrightson family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Cecil Owen Wrightson (d. 1945), British Chief Engine Room Artificer aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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