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Bright Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’. English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert. Americanized form of German Brecht. Americanized spelling of German Breit.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wright, Knight, Light, Bligh, Britt, Brecht, Brighton, Ebright

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Bright Family Origin

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Bright Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Scholar

    5%
  • Going To School

    4%

In 1881, the most common Bright occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Bright's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bright family was Going To School. Farmer, Blacksmith and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bright.

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Bright Life Expectancy

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