Broughton

August 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
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.

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