Name: Wright

Origin and Meaning of the Name Wright

  • Meaning:
    Maker of wooden parts or machinery
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    Occupational surname denoting those who made or repaired machinery, mostly wooden. A craftsman. The name was often used in tandem with other elements such as 'cart' to make Cartwright (maker of carts and wagons). When used by itself it is generally meant to refer to a maker or repairer of windmills.

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