a chapelry and village near Leeds.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.
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..