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Wyeth Genealogy and Wyeth Family History Information

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  • Elizabeth Wyeth (1818 - 1870)
    also recorded as Elizabeth Montefer. Elizabeth was a third generation Hebrew Christian on her mother's side. Her mother Sarah had converted as a child with her parents Jacob (also known as James/Jack a...
  • James Wyeth (1886 - 1912)
    James Wyeth was born to parents James and Kezia in Southampton in 1886. In 1891 the family were living in 59 Adelaide Road in Portswood. On the census of that year James and Kezia are listed with their...
  • Jane Wyeth (1816 - 1886)
  • John Wyeth (1561 - 1605)

About the Wyeth surname

The name Wyeth came from the original surname Wythe.

The name is English in origin and means "living by a willow." The original progenitor of the Wythe/Wyeth family was Nicholas Wythe, b. Saxtead, Suffolk, Eng. We travelled to England in 2006 and visited the family town and church.

The Wythe family started using Wyeth as a derivative and family members interchangably used boh spellings; sometimes from son to father in mail during the Civil War the son addressed mail to "Wythe" while signing as "Wyeth". We have in our possesion several original family letters where this occured.

The willow tree is engraved on the tombstones of the Wyeth family buried in Riley, IN. goto:

Gary and Diana Wythe Totten

Columbus, IN