Meaning and Origin of: Dwight
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Fair
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Last name origin & meaning:
- 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.