Crossword Genius

One originating at Isle of Wight resort lacking second name (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

inventor

Here is my best explanation:

'one originating' is the definition.

I don't understand how the remainder of the clue works.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for inventor that I've seen before include "Creative person", "Person with idea", "Creator of something new", "Designer", "Creative type", "Author", "eg Rubik", "Bell, say", "He discovers" and "Discoverer".)

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