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Wyatt is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Wyatt family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Wyatt comes from Guyat, a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.

Wyatt Early Origins



The surname Wyatt was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat at early times, after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Wyatt Spelling Variations


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Wyatt Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wyatt were recorded, including Wyatt, Wyat and others.

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Wyatt Early History


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Wyatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wyatt research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1746, 1813, 1460, 1537, 1503, 1542, 1536, 1521, 1554, 1550, 1623, 1588, 1644, 1616 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Wyatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wyatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wyatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Wyatt; Sir Henry Wyatt (1460-1537), an English courtier from Yorkshire; and his son, Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), an early English language poet and statesman, knighted by Henry VIII in 1536; Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554), an English rebel leader during...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wyatt 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Wyatt arrived in North America very early:

Wyatt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sir Francis and Lady Margaret Wyatt, who settled in Virginia in 1621
  • John Wyatt, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1631
  • Thomas Wyatt, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • George Wyatt, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Christopher Wyatt, who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680

Wyatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Wyatt, English convict from Berkshire, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • George Wyatt arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Sarah Wyatt arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Adolphus Valentine Wyatt arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Sarah Eliza Wyatt arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wyatt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Wyatt arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • James Wyatt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Mary Ann Wyatt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • John Wyatt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Wyatt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wyatt (post 1700)



  • Christopher Aaron "Chris" Wyatt (b. 1975), American film producer, writer, and second unit director
  • Christopher J. Wyatt, American executive vice president and president of Blockbuster Inc
  • Brad Wyatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • Bill Wyatt, American Republican politician, Candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2004
  • Barton Wyatt, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 5th District, 1934
  • Alfred C. Wyatt, American politician, Mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1909-11
  • Addie C. Wyatt, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1996
  • Brownlow R. Wyatt (d. 1953), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1944 (alternate), 1952; Candidate for Tennessee State Senate 9th District, 1946
  • C. C. Wyatt, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1881
  • Daily Wyatt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952
  • ... (Another 54 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wyatt Historic Events


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Wyatt Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Arch  Wyatt, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Eric William Wyatt (1921-1941), Australian Telegraphist from Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Jeffrey A F Wyatt (b. 1920), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Wimborne, Dorset, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harold Walter William Wyatt, British Musician, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Wyatt


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Suggested Readings for the name Wyatt



  • The Wiatt Family of Virginia by Alexander Lloyd Wiatt.
  • A Research Report About Our Wyatt-Mitchell & Allied Families by E. Myrtle Mitchell.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Duriora virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue tries harder things.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. 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.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Wyatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wyatt 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.

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