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  • Unnamed boy Wright (c.1573 - d.)
  • ? Zachariah Wright (1877 - d.)
  • Aaron Wright (1755 - 1840)
  • Lt. Abel Wright (1631 - 1725)
    It appears that the parents of Abel Wright are unknown and unknowable, except through Y-DNA evidence. See ----------------------------------- parents from Steven Carl Smith (Janet Palo-Jackson, cura...
  • Abel Wright, Jr., Ensign (1664 - 1745)
    In 1702, Abel purchased 90 acres of land in Lebanon, CT. for 7 pounds, silver, current money of New England. In 1703, he purchased 21 acres and in 1711 he purchased 9 more acres. His greatest purchase ...

About the Wright surname


English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.

Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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