Brinton Family History
Brinton Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name perhaps from a lost or unidentified place although possibly brought to Scotland from one or more of the English Brintons under 2 below. English: habitational name from Brinton in Norfolk named in Old English as Brȳningtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with (-ing-) Brȳni’ (a personal name based on Old English bryne ‘fire flame’) or from any of various other places with names of the same origin such as Brineton in Staffordshire Great Brington in Essex Brimpton in Berkshire Brimington in Derbyshire Brenton in Devon Brington in Cambridgeshire or (Great and Little) Brington in Northamptonshire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press