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Broughton is a very common placename in Great Britain. The name generally derives from the Old English but not all occasions are of one origin. -tun is a village, farmstead or estate in each case, but the name "Broughton" in any one case may originally be from broc tun ("brook village" or "badger village"), beorg tun ("hill village") or burg tun ("fort village") amongst others.

Broughton may be:

Broughton alone

Broughton compound names, by county