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Meaning and Origin of: Brigham

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : One who lives near a bridge
  • Old French : Soldier

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from either of two places in East Yorkshire and Cumbria named Brigham, from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.
  • Thomas Brigham (c. 1603–53) came from London to Cambridge, MA, in 1635.