August 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
English place name, meaning “brook town”, “fortress town”, or “hill town”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Broctune, Broghtone, Browton, Burghton, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Master Broughton Brocklehurst, oldest son of the formidable and hypocritical supervisor of Lowood Institute, in Jane Eyre, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte.