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Brightman Family History

Brightman Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a servant of a man called Bright’, or a variant of Bright 1.

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

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36,277 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,643 Military Records
2,487 Immigration Records
26,684 Census and Voter Lists
82,866 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Brightman Families

  • Number of Brightman families
     72 - 141
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brightman families
     101 - 200
     34 - 100
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brightman families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Brightman census records

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Brightman Family Origin

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Brightman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Brightman families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Brightman

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Brightman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brightman census records

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Brightman Civil War Service Records

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