Broughton Family History
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Broughton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts of England called Broughton. The first element is variously Old English broc ‘brook’, burh ‘fortress’, or beorg ‘hill’, ‘mound’; the second is in all cases Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press