from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Wright, Frances Known as "Fanny.” 1795-1852. Scottish-born American reformer who lectured nationwide on women's rights, birth control, and public education and wrote Views of Society and Manners in America (1823).
- Wright, Frank Lloyd 1869-1959. American architect whose distinctive style, based on natural forms, had a great influence on the modern movement in architecture. His designs include private homes, the Johnson Wax Company Building in Racine, Wisconsin (1939), and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (1943-1959).
- Wright, James Arlington 1927-1980. American poet who won a Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems (1971).
- Wright, Joseph 1855-1930. British lexicographer and philologist who is best known for The English Dialect Dictionary (1905).
- Wright, Mary Kathryn Known as "Mickey.” Born 1935. American golfer who had 82 career wins, including four U.S. Women's Open titles (1958, 1959, 1961, and 1964) and four Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship titles (1958, 1960, 1961, and 1963).
- Wright, Orville 1871-1948. American aviation pioneer who with his brother Wilbur (1867-1912) invented the airplane. On December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made the first controlled, sustained flights in a powered heavier-than-air vehicle.
- Wright, Richard 1908-1960. American author whose writing explores the oppression suffered by African Americans. His works include the novel Native Son (1940) and the autobiography Black Boy (1945).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A British occupational surname from a maker of machinery; found in many combinations such as Cartwright.
- proper n. An American surname; also a confused anglicization of the French le droit
Sorry, no etymologies found.