Dwight

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English: transferred use of the surname, which probably comes from the medieval English female name Diot, a pet form of Dionysia (see DENNIS (SEE Dennis)). It is especially common in America, where its increase in popularity since the Second World War is mainly a result of the fame of the American general and president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969). He was apparently named in honour of the New England thinker Timothy Dwight (1752–1817) and his brother Theodore Dwight (1764–1846).

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  • Dwight — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Henry W. Dwight (1788–1845), US amerikanischer Politiker James Dwight (1852–1917), US amerikanischer Tennisspieler Jeremiah W. Dwight (1819–1885), US amerikanischer Politiker John Wilbur Dwight (1859–1928) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dwight — may refer to: People Dwight (given name) New England Dwight family of American educators, military and political leaders, and authors Places In Canada: Dwight, Ontario, village in the township of Lake of Bays, Ontario In the United States: Dwight …   Wikipedia

  • Dwight — Dwight, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 259 Housing Units (2000): 128 Land area (2000): 0.242058 sq. miles (0.626927 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.242058 sq. miles (0.626927 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dwight — McCarthy est un personnage créé par Frank Miller dans Sin City, joué par Clive Owen dans le film de Robert Rodriguez. Il apparaît dans les épisodes : J ai tué pour elle (A dame to kill for), 1993 Le grand carnage (The Big Fat Kill), 1994 Cet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dwight, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 4363 Housing Units (2000): 1803 Land area (2000): 2.574360 sq. miles (6.667562 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007968 sq. miles (0.020637 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.582328 sq. miles (6.688199 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dwight, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 330 Housing Units (2000): 163 Land area (2000): 0.372141 sq. miles (0.963841 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.372141 sq. miles (0.963841 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dwight, ND — U.S. city in North Dakota Population (2000): 75 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.198546 sq. miles (0.514232 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.198546 sq. miles (0.514232 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dwight, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 259 Housing Units (2000): 128 Land area (2000): 0.242058 sq. miles (0.626927 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.242058 sq. miles (0.626927 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dwight —   [dwaɪt], Timothy, amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Theologe, * Northampton (Massachusetts) 14. 5. 1752, ✝ New Haven (Connecticut) 11. 1. 1817; einer der Literaten der »Connecticut Wits«. Seine Gedichte verfolgen moralische und didaktische… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Dwight — (spr. Dueit), Timoth., geb. 1752 in Nordhampton (Massachusetts) wurde Geistlicher u. war im Freiheitskriege Kaplan beim Heere; seit 1778 lebte er als Geistlicher u. Lehrer in seiner Vaterstadt, seit 1783 in Greenfield; 1795 wurde er Professor der …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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