John Wright

about 1728–1733 (Age 5)
Stoke on Trent, Staffs., Eng.

The Life of John

When John Wright was born about 1728, his father, George Wright, was 26 and his mother, Dorthy Liverstich, was 22. He died in 1733, at the age of 5.

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Family Time Line

George Wright
1702–1733
Dorthy Liverstich
1706–1733
Grace Wright
1722–
John Wright
1728–1733
George Wright
1725–1737
William Wright
1730–
Joseph Wright
1733–
Thomas Wright
1733–

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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.

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  • John Wright, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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