Origins of the Bright surname

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    OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 234North West 80Isle of Man 3Yorkshire 306East Midlands 121West Midlands 204East 1000London 1624South East 768South West 403South Wales 208Mid Wales 48West Wales 63North Wales 6Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

    In 1921, most Brights lived in london

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    Interesting facts about Bright

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    608th most common surname in the UK

    We have for the Bright surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

    Who were Brights most likely to marry?

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    What are the most common Bright first names?

    John

    William

    Mary

    Elizabeth

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    Common jobs for Brights

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    Commmon female occupations for Brights in 1921

    Dressmaker

    338

    Laundress

    223

    General Servant Domestic

    158

    Domestic Servant

    154

    House Servant

    139

    Commmon male occupations for Brights in 1921

    Agricultural Labourer

    526

    Farm Labourer

    260

    General Labourer

    259

    Carpenter

    199

    Farmer

    187

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