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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

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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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Brightwell Historical Records

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Brightwell Life Expectancy

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