culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Bright, in
. The name could have also been a
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brold have been found, including Bright, Brite and others.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brold, or a variant listed above: Francis Bright who came to Salem, Massachusetts in 1629; Henry Bright settled in New England
in 1630; John Bright settled in Virginia in 1651; Robert Bright arrived in Virginia in 1653.