First name origins & meanings:
- Old English: One who lives near a bridge
- Old French: Soldier
First name variations: Bringham, Brigg, Briggs
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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