The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Brambley come from when the family resided in Yorkshire
where Bramley was a local
name 'of Brambley,'
a chapelry and village near Leeds.
Early Origins of the Brambley family
The surname Brambley was first found in Yorkshire
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 Brambley family
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Brambley Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brambley has been recorded under many different variations, including Bramley, Bramlie, Bramble, Brambley and others.
Early Notables of the Brambley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brambley family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brambley or a variant listed above: Francis Bramley who settled in Virginia in 1635; Hugh Bramley settled in Virginia in 1640; Thomas Bramley settled in Virginia in 1650; Elizabeth Bramley arrived in New York in 1823..
Contemporary Notables of the name Brambley (post 1700)
- Matt Brambley, English captain of the Bracknell Rugby Football Club, an English rugby union team based in Bracknell, Berkshire
- Katie Brambley (b. 1979), Canadian two-time silver and bronze medalist swimmer