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Brightwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk, named Brightwell, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘clear’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Bridwell, Whitwell, Bidwell, Broadwell, Bramwell, Bradwell, Rothwell

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Brightwell Family Origin

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Brightwell Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brightwell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Brightwell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Brightwell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Brightwell family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brightwell.

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Brightwell Historical Records

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Brightwell Life Expectancy

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