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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

What did your Brightwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brightwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Brightwell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brightwell. A less common occupation for the Brightwell family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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.

Brightwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brightwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brightwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brightwell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brightwell. For the veterans among your Brightwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brightwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Brightwell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brightwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brightwell in 1945 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brightwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brightwell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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