[name] Broughton (pronounced Brottun) (or, alternatively and largely in New England, Broton) has two claimed origins as a name. According to M. Leon Broughton, author of `Broughton Memoirs` (Copyright 1962, Second Edition): `The name Broughton is often derived from the Saxon `Broc”, which means brook or broken land; and `Tun”, the dwell...
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