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Brighton Name Meaning

English: 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 + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The surname is unlikely to derive from Brighton in Sussex, which was known as Brighthelmestone until the end of the 18th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Heighton, Deighton, Brinton, Boughton, Creighton, Knighton, Leighton

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Brighton Family Origin

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Brighton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Brighton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Brighton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Brighton family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brighton.

Source: Census data for Brighton | Data not to scale

Brighton Historical Records

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Famous Brighton Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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