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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Brightmore family


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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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Migration of the Brightmore family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brightmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

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

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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 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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