Last name: BRIGHTON

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BRIGHTON : This last name is indexed 18,739 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BRIGHTON : English:: 1: habitational name from Breighton in East Yorkshire on the river Derwent. This place is named with Old English beorht ‘bright’ or an unattested personal name Beohta + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. The surname is unlikely to derive from Brighton in Sussex which was known as Brighthelmestone until the end of the 18th century.2: in East Anglia a nickname from Middle English bright + eien ‘bright eyes’.

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