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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RIET

Meaning & History

From Old English wyrhta meaning "wright, maker", an occupational name for someone who was a craftsman. Famous bearers were Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of the first successful airplane.