The surname Braley was 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.
Important Dates for the Braley family
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Braley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brayly, Braylie, Bralie, Braily, Brulye, Bralye, Braille, Braile, Brealey and many more.
Early Notables of the Braley family (pre 1700)
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Braley migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Braley Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Braley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
E. W. Braley, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
Laura J. Braley, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Bristol, in 1897
Braley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Cora Braley, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1903
John Braley, aged 36, who landed in America from London, in 1904
Cleve Braley, aged 25, who immigrated to America, in 1905
Alice Almira Braley, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1907
Alfred Cecil Braley, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908