Last name: BRIGHT

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Last name frequency

BRIGHT : This last name is indexed 163,107 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BRIGHT : 1: English: usually a nickname from Middle English bright ‘bright good-looking fresh-faced’ (Old English beorht ‘bright shining’).2: English: perhaps occasionally from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Briht Beorht from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element such as Beorhtrīc ‘bright’ + ‘powerful’. Compare Bert.3: Americanized form of German Brecht.4: Americanized form of German Breit.

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