Ellen Wright

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Wright was born in 1859, in Hengrave, Suffolk, England, her father, William Wright, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Harvey, was 26. She lived in Hargrave, Suffolk, England in 1861.

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William Wright
Margaret Harvey
Esther Wright
Elizabeth Wright
Ellen Wright
Mary Jane Wright
Harry William Wright
Alice Wright

Sources (2)

  • Ellen Wright in household of William Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Ellen Wright in household of William Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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