When Grace Bright was born about 8 July 1753, in Enmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Bright, was 41 and her mother, Joan Berriman, was 43. She married Thomas Gibbs on 27 May 1771, in Weston, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters.
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 .
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