Can we take a minute of your time?

Ellie This is our amazing granddaughter Ellie.

Ellie was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida is where the spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. This can cause a number of difficulties including weakness or paralysis of the legs. Many babies with Spina Bifida also develop Hydrocephalus which, as in Ellie's case, sometimes needs an operation to insert a tube that drains excess fluid from the brain.

Children like Ellie are supported by the Shine Charity who provide specialist advice and support for the children and their families. Shine relies on donations to do this essential work and, this year, Ellie's uncle Dave will be running in the London Marathon to raise money for Shine. Obviously, we realise that requesting complete strangers to donate money to the charity is a bit of an ask but, now that you've read this far, perhaps you would consider taking a little bit more of your time to make a small donation to this very worthy cause at Dave's JustGiving Page? Thank you!

1921 England and Wales Census records are now available!

On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. Initially, these records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions.

Brighton records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Brighton family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

Country Collection
Globe Ancestry.com Global records search results for the Brighton family.
USA Ancestry.com US records search results for the Brighton family.
UK Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the Brighton family.
Canada Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the Brighton family.
Australia Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the Brighton family.

Ask a Question

Looking for information on a Brighton in your family tree? Why not post a question here -

DNA

Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. A DNA test can sometimes help to make a link to a particular family name if you find you share common DNA with people who have the same or similar surnames as each other. If you are lucky then you may get a match within a few generations and discover some Brighton ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!

Unlock your DNAHave you reached a brick wall in your Brighton Tree?

Visit our Brighton DNA page to find out more.

Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brighton Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Brighton Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Brighton family tree.

Search Brighton Parish Records at Find My Past.

Investigate the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Brighton family using the FreeBMD database.

Explore Genealogy BankGenealogy Bank for Brighton family records.

Search MyHeritage for Brighton family data.

Explore the LDS Database for records of the Brighton family.

Research the Brighton surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Brighton Military records.

ukDid you know that there are currently 1373 people with the Brighton surname in the UK? Brighton is now ranked number 2792 for popularity in the UK.

Brighton Family Tree Databases

Explore WikiTree for user contributed Brighton family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Brighton data can be verified or corrected by other users.

Search MyTrees for information on the Brighton family and people looking to contact living Brighton relations.

Check out GENi for Brighton family records.

Find your Irish Brighton relatives on findmypast.ie

Brighton Forums

Research the Brighton surname using Genealogy.com forums .

ukDid you know that there are currently 3038 people with the Brighton surname in the USA? Brighton is ranked number 156 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Brighton Databases

Investigate the Ellis Island Database for information on the Brighton family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Brighton surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.

Other names that sound a bit like Brighton

Bardeen Barden Bardenheier Bardin Bardine Bardman Bardmess Bardnam Bardon Barten Bartenbach Bartens Bartenschlag Bartenschlager Bartenshlag Bartenshlager Bartenslag Bartenslager Barthine Barthknecht Bartimus Bartin Bartman Bartmess Bartnick Bartomeu Bartomieu Barton Bartoon Bartunek Beardemphl Bearden Beardmore Beardon Berdan Berdine Berding Berdon Beridon Bertagnoli Bertagnolli Bertani Bertenshaw Berthiaume Berthin Berthome Berthomier Berthomieu Berthon Bertin Berting Bertini Bertinia Bertino Bertome Bertomeu Bertomier Bertomieu Berton Bertoni Bertonneau Bierton Birden Birten Birthman Birtonshaw Boardman Boertman Borden Bordenave Bordin Bordine Bordman Bordner Bordon Bordonaro Bordone Bordwine Borodenko Bortner Borton Bourdon Bourthoumieux Bourton Bourtoumieux Braaten Bradane Bradden Braddom Braddon Brademann Braden Bradenham Bradham Brading Bradman Bradmon Bradmore Bradnam Bradneck Bradner Bradney Bradnick Bradnock Bradnocke Bradnor Bradnum Bradon Braiden Braidman Braidon Brathen Braton Brattain Brattan Bratten Bratton Braughten Braughton Brayden Brayton Breadmore Breadner Breadon Breathen Breddin Bredemeier Bredemeyer Breden Bredenberg Bredenkamp Bredin Breeden Breeding Breedon Breeton Breidenbach Breidenbaugh Breidenstein Breidenthal Breidinger Breitenbach Breitenberg Breitenbucher Breitenbuecher Breitenkamp Breitenstein Breiting Breitman Breitnauer Brethen Bretney Breton Brettmeister Bretton Brettoner Breutner Brewton Breydin Breyton Bridden Briddon Briden Bridenbaugh Bridendolph Bridenstine Bridon Brighten Brightenback Brightman Brightmore Britain Brithman Britian Britnell Britner Briton Brittain Brittan Britten Brittenham Brittian Brittin Britting Brittingham Brittnacher Britton Brittoner Broadman Broadmeadow Broadmore Broadnax Broadnicke Brodhun Brodine Brodman Brodmerkel Brodnax Brodnecke Brothuhn Brotman Brotnov Brotton Broughten Broughton Broutin Brudenell Brutnall Bruton Bryden Brydon Brydone Burden Burdeny Burdin Burdine Burdon Burdoun Burten Burtenshaw Burthom Burtner Burtnett Burton Burtonshaw Burtonwood Burtyn