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Where did the English Brailey family come from? What is the English Brailey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brailey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brailey family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brayly, Braylie, Bralie, Braily, Brulye, Bralye, Braille, Braile, Brealey and many more.
First found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Walter de Brayly held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brailey research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1642, 1773 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Brailey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Brailey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brailey Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Anderson A. Brailey, aged 19, who settled in America from Stockport, England, in 1908
- Thomas Brailey, aged 54, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1908
- Alexander Brailey, aged 20, who landed in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1909
- William Brailey, aged 29, who landed in America from Barnstaple, England, in 1911
- Edna Brailey, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1911
- Jerome Eugene "Bigfoot" Brailey (b. 1950), American drummer, best known for his work with P-Funk
- Mr. W. Theodore Ronald Brailey (d. 1912), aged 24, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
- Mr. W. Theodore Ronald Brailey (d. 1912), aged 24, English Pianist from London, England who played aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
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- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
- Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
The Brailey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brailey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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