Elizabeth Wright

about 1722–
Goshen, Orange, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Wright was born about 1722, in Goshen, Orange, New York Colony, British Colonial America. She married Joseph Roe in June 1743, in Church Hill, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States.

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Joseph Roe
1718–1757
Elizabeth Wright
1722–
Marriage: June 1743

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Name Meaning

1 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.2 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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Cartwright
Wainwright
Arkwright
Wrights
Wrightsman
Wrightson

Sources (1)

  • Elizh. Wright, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"

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