The ancestors of the Brainsbey surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in either Bransby, a hamlet in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
, or Brandsby in the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Brainsbey family
The surname Brainsbey was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brainsbey family
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Brainsbey Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brainsbey include Bransby, Bransbury, Bransbey and others.
Early Notables of the Brainsbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brainsbey family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Bransby who settled in Virginia in 1623; William Bransby settled in Virginia in 1635; Daniel Bransbury settled in Jamaica in 1692.