Last name: WIGHT

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WIGHT : This last name is indexed 72,384 times on Geneanet!

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WIGHT : 1: Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wiht wight ‘agile nimble strong brave’ (Old Norse víg with the Old Norse neuter suffix -t for which compare the word scant) or from the corresponding Older Scots word wicht. Possibly sometimes a nickname from Middle English wight ‘living creature; small portion or thing’ or from the corresponding Older Scots word wicht.2: English: habitational name from the Isle of Wight. The island is recorded as Vectis (its Latin name) c. 150 AD. Its name derives from a British word perhaps related to Welsh gwaith ‘turn course’ meaning ‘place of the division’ in reference to the island's position in the Solent.3: English and Scottish: variant of White.

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