Broughton Family History
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 brōc ‘brook’ burg ‘fortress’ or beorg ‘hill mound’; the second is in all cases Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press