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The word wright is a term coming from the Old English word "wryhta" or "wyrhta", meaning worker or maker [1][2] (for example, a shipwright is a person who builds ships), and is used as a British family name. Wright is also an anglicized version of the Scots Gaelic clan name "MacIntyre" or "Mac an t-Saoir", meaning "Son of the Wright", or Son of the Carpenter".[3]

Most commonly, the name refers to:

People with the family name

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References

  1. ^ Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary. ISBN 0-87779-338-7.  
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry (1969). Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary. 2. Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 311.  
  3. ^ Clan MacIntyre history

Wiktionary

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also wright

English

Proper noun

Singular
Wright

Plural
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Wright

  1. A British occupational surname from a maker of machinery; found in many combinations such as Cartwright.
  2. An American surname; also a confused anglicization of the French le droit







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