The name ‘Bright’ originates from England. It is derived from a Middle English nickname or given name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from the Old English word ‘beorht’ meaning bright, shining. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Bright’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Hervey Brite’, from the county of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. A family called ‘Bright’ trace their ancestry back to ‘Henry Bright’, master of the Kings School, Worcester. His descendants became wealthy bankers in Bristol and include ‘Richard Bright, onr of the leading physicians of the 19th century, who gave his name to Brights disease, which he was the first to diagnose. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons… Coat of arms: Azure a fesse wavy erminois in chief th…
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