1) Found only as a by-name.

1298 William Brighelbayn

1316 Robert Bryghelbayn, Wakefield. Possibly a nickname meaning ‘brittle leg’, comparable with Crookbain and Brokenbain. Brittle, brickle and britchell, with variant spellings, all had similar meanings in Middle English.

places Wakefield
dates 1298 1316

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