Elizabeth Bright

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bright was born about 9 August 1745, in Enmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Bright, was 34 and her mother, Joan Berriman, was 35. She died in her hometown.

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William Bright
Joan Berriman
Elizabeth Bright
Edith Bright
Elizabeth Bright
Mary Bright
Grace Bright
William Bright
Joan Bright
Grace Buttell
Jane Bright
John Bright
Andrew Bright

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Bright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Bright, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: usually a nickname from Middle English bright ‘bright, good-looking, fresh-faced’ (Old English beorht ‘bright, shining’).

English: perhaps occasionally from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Briht, Beorht, from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhtrīc ‘bright’ + ‘powerful’. Compare Bert .

Americanized form of German Brecht .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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