When Pinkney Gilford Bright was born on 4 November 1900, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Anderson Bright, was 33 and his mother, Minnie Viola Arillo Robertson, was 24. He lived in Washita, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 8 August 1912, in Dill City, Washita, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 11, and was buried in South Burns Cemetery, Dill City, Washita, Oklahoma, United States.
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 .