The Wright Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Wright family.

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The Wright Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Wright
1841 Census2897
1851 Census17032
1861 Census31203
1871 Census49047
1881 Census68784
1891 Census85146
1901 Census109209
1911 Census123453

Most Frequent Forenames for the Wright Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Wright 237 1321 2316 3527 4592 5266 6267 6490
Mary Wright 218 1274 2306 3395 4237 4643 5076 4879
John Wright 201 1153 2101 2979 3811 4352 5173 5474
Elizabeth Wright 158 838 1444 2178 2770 3002 3231 3110
Sarah Wright 154 825 1436 1992 2354 2515 2682 2402
George Wright 116 704 1307 2044 2645 3201 3789 4067
Thomas Wright 120 708 1266 1796 2385 2700 3148 3160
James Wright 122 619 1066 1548 1979 2253 2672 2721
Charles Wright 60 372 709 1169 1590 1932 2224 2325
Joseph Wright 62 422 687 1033 1318 1494 1673 1762
Ann Wright 120 595 883 1049 987 901 736 592
Henry Wright 75 422 800 1162 1453 1545 1684 1612
Emma Wright 63 383 663 1015 1162 1274 1277 1102
Jane Wright 56 400 650 997 1245 1369 1416 1242
Ellen Wright 37 241 468 739 1098 1332 1511 1450
Eliza Wright 46 334 625 899 1022 1156 1072 909
Annie Wright 0 18 117 565 1321 1875 2602 2699
Alice Wright 21 133 349 727 1232 1694 2139 2272
Alfred Wright 25 172 339 610 900 1112 1349 1511
Martha Wright 28 191 379 504 603 654 756 700

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Wright family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Wright

View Name: WRIGHT.

WRIGHT

Derivation:
came from a person who was a worker or maker (commonly of wood). The meaning comes from the Old English word 'wyrhta' which means craftsman.

History:
It was first recorded in Shropshire in 1274.

Linked Surnames:
Wrighte, Wraight, Wraighte, Wreight, Wrate

 



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