The name of Wright was common in early America, especially in New York, New England, and New Jersey. Most of the early New York Wright families appear to have originated in the British Isles but the surname has also been found in Germany and other European countries, and in Dutch records under such spellings as Ryte and Ryt.
This volume focuses on Wright families migrating to and from Westchester and old Dutchess Counties, as well as migrations going further up the Hudson River to Albany County and westward.
The author is a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Maine Historical Society.
Douglas W. Cruger
(1987), 2017, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 188 pp.