36,857 BRIGHT members around the world
Stay informed about BRIGHT Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
BRIGHT Family HistoryThis is a Medieval English nickname or given name meaning 'bright', 'fair' or 'beautiful'. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th century 'beorht' meaning 'bright' or 'shining'. It may also be a short form of the Olde English personal name Beorhthelm - a compound of the elements 'beorht' - bright and 'helm' a helmet. The surname is first recorded in the mid 13th century. Alternate spellings of the name have included le Brythe (1278) and Brite (1279). One Adam Bright appears in the 1296 'Subsidy Rolls of Sussex'. An interesting name bearer was Richard Bright (1789-1858) a physician who diagnosed and gave his name to Bright's disease...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous BRIGHT (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the BRIGHT tribe
- Find your BRIGHT ancestor
- Tell us about your BRIGHT Family
- Tell us about your BRIGHT ancestors
- Ask a question about the BRIGHT history
- Leave a message for BRIGHT family members
Areas of Origin for BRIGHT
Invite more BRIGHT family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BRIGHT tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest