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Wrightson Early Origins



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.

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Wrightson Spelling Variations


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Wrightson Spelling Variations



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

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Wrightson Early History


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Wrightson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrightson research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1748, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wrightson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wrightson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wrightson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wrightson Notables 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:

Wrightson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Wrightson, aged 30, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • 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, 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrightson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrightson (post 1700)



  • Earl Wrightson (1916-1993), American singer and actor best known for his work in musical theatre
  • Thomas II Wrightson (1822-1897), American politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1869-73; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1870
  • Bernie Wrightson (b. 1948), American comic book artist
  • Roger Wilfrid Wrightson (1939-1986), English cricketer
  • Jeffrey George "Jeff" Wrightson (b. 1968), English former footballer
  • Sir Charles Mark Garmondsway Wrightson (b. 1951), 4th Baronet
  • Sir John Garmondsway Wrightson (1911-1983), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Garmondsway Wrightson (1871-1950), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Wrightson DL (1839-1921), 1st Baronet, a British Conservative politician
  • Patricia Wrightson (1921-2010), Australian children's writer, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing in 1986

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Wrightson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrightson 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 21 October 2015 at 10:52.

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