Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal given name the Brighteve. The Brighteves lived for several centuries in the county of Norfolk at the as the villages of Brightey and Brighty.
Early Origins of the Brighty family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brighty family
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Brighty Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brighty include Brighteve, Brihteue, Brihtieu, Brightyeue, Brytheue, Brightyeve, Britiff, Brightif, Britiffe and many more.
Early Notables of the Brighty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brighty family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
Historic Events for the Brighty family
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