The surname can be of English,Scottish or Irish in origin.Wright is one of the occupational names;it derives from the Old English wyrhta or wryhta,which means a “worker ,chiefly in wood,a carpenter or joiner”.The name was often Latinized in medieval rolls as ‘faber’.The name is found in several combinations,for example,Cartwright and Wainwright,but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.The Tree-wright (carpenter) saith:”Which of you does not make use of my craft,since houses,and various utensils,and ships,for you all I make (build)?”A late tenth century saying.One of the ordinary pursuits of the Middle Ages has become one of the most common surnames in the United States.The term was being used as early as 616 were Chaucer writes,”He was a well good wright,a carpenter”.The use of the term as a surname dates back to the twelfth century,were a Robert le Wricte is recorded in historical archives.One of the first forefathers to bring this name to America is that of a Richard Wright,who came to America… Coat of arms: Sable a chevron…
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