Brighton Family History
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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