Brightmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Brightmore is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name Brichtmar. Bricmore was a scholar at Oxford in the 14th century. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Brightmore family

The surname Brightmore was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed John Brihmar in Norfolk, and Harvey Brithnor and Martin Brithnor in Cambridgeshire. [1]

Important Dates for the Brightmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brightmore research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1221, 1273, 1309, 1332, 1420, 1422, 1568, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Brightmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brightmore Spelling Variations

Brightmore has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Brightmore have been found, including Brightmore, Britemore, Brihtmore, Brihtmer, Brictmer, Brithmar, Brithnor, Britmar, Brightmer, Brithmere, Brykmare and many more.

Early Notables of the Brightmore family (pre 1700)

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Brightmore migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brightmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Brightmore, (b. 1822), aged 36, English bricklayer from London travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [2]
  • Mrs. Louisa Brightmore, (b. 1824), aged 34, English settler from London travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [2]
  • Mr. James Brightmore, (b. 1847), aged 11, English settler from London travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [2]
  • Miss Louisa Brightmore, (b. 1855), aged 3, English settler from London travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [2]
  • Mr. Arthur Brightmore, (b. 1842), aged 21, British bricklayer travelling from London aboard the ship "David G. Fleming" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th December 1863 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brightmore (post 1700)

  • Robert Brightmore, English concert guitarist, teacher at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, England
  • Leo Brightmore, film actor

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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