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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

What did your Brighton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brighton family was Keeps House. The most common Brighton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Brighton's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brighton.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Keeps House

    5%

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Brighton Historical Records

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Brighton Life Expectancy

What is the average Brighton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, Brighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Brighton in 1963 was 77, and 77 in 2004.

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