Bright Family History
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Bright Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’. English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert. Americanized form of German Brecht. Americanized spelling of German Breit.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Wright, Knight, Light, Bligh, Britt, Brecht, Brighton, Ebright