Wright Family History
Wright Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery mostly in wood of any of a wide range of kinds from Middle English and Older Scots wriht wright wricht writh write (Old English wyrhta wryhta) ‘craftsman’ especially ‘carpenter joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example Cartwright and Wainwright ) but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press