Last name: Wyatt

This famous name is of mainly Anglo-Saxon origin, deriving from the medieval male personal name found as "Wiot, Wyot and Gyot", developed from the Olde English pre 7th Century given name "Wigheard", composed of the elements "wig", war, with "heard", hardy, brave, strong. After the Norman Conquest of 1066, and the subsequent introduction of Norman forms of the Old French personal names William (from the Germanic "wil", will, desire, with "helm", helmet, protection), and Guy or Why, Wi, (from the Germanic "wido", wood or wide), the existing English names Wiot, Wyot and Gyot were also frequently used as diminutive forms of the Norman names. Early recordings of the personal names include Wiot de Acham (1192, Lincolnshire), Gwiot (1203, Gloucestershire) and Wyot (1219, Yorkshire). The surname development since 1274 (see below) includes: Robert Wiot (1279, Bedfordshire); Thomas Guyot (1295, Essex); and Elias Wyete (1296, Sussex). Sir Thomas Wyatt (1502 - 1542), had various diplomatic posts in the service of Henry V111, and was an accomplished poet. His great-grandson, Sir Francis Wyatt, became the first Royal Governor of Virginia in 1624. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Wyot, which was dated 1274, in the "Hundred Rolls of Shropshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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k wyatt
im a wyatt im in chattanooga tn don't really know much of my history but i would like to

Danny Wyatt
My understanding from my cousin that keeps up with the wyatt family tree told me that there were 7 brothers and one sister that came across the big lake..lol Supposedly on the Mayflower.

B Wyatt
B Wyatt research, I can say that the ''Wyatt'' family from Ireland started coming across to the new world very early in history. Apparently, because of the decade long potato famine. .... Wyatt family in Ky had connections with frank james, which was jesse james brother. Frank james taught school near austin, ky. There was also a ''Steenbergen'' which was apart of the wyatt family that was a language interpreter for General George Washington. Also, the first Confederate soldier killed in the civil war was a Wyatt.

Charity Wyatt-Mitchell
Hello Wyatts!! My great grandfather was Oscar Wyatt married to Merle Ellis and My grandfather is Noel Wyatt married to Kathryn Herdes. My father is Kenneth Wyatt married to Dorothy Conner and I have a sister, Shawn, and a brother, Chad. We are all in southern Illinois, Clay County...

Donald Wyatt
I wonder where my Wyatt family originated

LORRAINE DAYER
HI MY GRANDMOTHER WAS VIOLET AGNES WYATT FROM WORTHING WEST SUSSEX UK, HER FATHER WAS JAMES HENRY WYATT AND HER MOTHER WAS AGNES ALICE COLLARD . SINCE STARTING ON ANCESTRY.COM HAVE FOUND LINKS TO TREES IN THE USA AND AUSTRALIA. IF ANYONE WANTS TO CHECK MY TREE OUT http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/pedigree.aspx?tid=53817772 YOUR WELCOME TO LOOK AT MY TREE AND SEE IF YOUR LINKS COME BACK TO THE UK

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Rob Dixson
Who knows of a Clifford Wyatt who was in the US Navy stationed in Charlestown Ma. during the Korean War ???

Christopher wyatt
From good ol' GA, love seeing everyone finding out there information

Toby Wyatt

All the way from Brighton, East Sussex. Hi all you other Wyatt's, we should all get together!

Andrea Wyatt

Columbus, ohio- by way of William Gerald Wyatt from Birmingham, Alabama. Son of Jesse Andrew Wyatt also from Alabama.

eccles edward davis wyatt

looking for ancesters

Chad wyatt
Born and raised in arkansas I know nothing about my family except my real dad's name is Roger wyatt and lives either in North or south Carolina. If anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated . Thanks