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Origins of the Brightling surname

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About the Brightlings

We have a total number of 453 records for people with the last name Brightling.

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Where do most Brightlings live?

In 1921, most Brightlings lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Brightlings

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 414 records for the Brightling surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Brightlings most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Brightlings.

What are the most common Brightling first names?

  • John
  • Benjamin
  • Elizabeth
  • Jane

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Brightling family members

Common jobs for Brightlings

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Brightlings in 1921


Housekeeper Domestic


Living On Own Means




Assistant In Music Warehouse


Common Male occupations for Brightlings in 1921






Commercial Traveller


Insurance Clerk


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