Joseph Alexander Wright

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Born on 1859 to Joseph Wright and Margaret Ann Simpson. Joseph Alexander married Ann Tollis and had a child.

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Surname meaning for "Wright"

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.


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