First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Fair
First name variations: DeWitt, Dwhite, Dwite, Dwyte
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Diot, a pet form of the female personal name
Dye. Reaney also suggests that this may also be an altered form
of Thwaite (see Thwaites).
- Timothy Dwight (1752–1817), Congregational divine, author, and
president of Yale College (1795–1817), was the dominant figure in
the established order of CT. He was born in Northampton, MA, a
descendant of John Dwight who came from Dedham, England, in 1635 and
settled in Dedham, MA, and the grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the great
theologian of American Puritanism.
This name appears in the following lists:
Comments for Dwight