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Bramley is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bramley family once lived in Yorkshire where Bramley was a local name 'of Brambley,' a chapelry and village near Leeds.

Bramley Early Origins



The surname Bramley 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.

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Bramley Spelling Variations


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Bramley Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bramley family name include Bramley, Bramlie, Bramble, Brambley and others.

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Bramley Early History


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Bramley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramley research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bramley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bramley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bramley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bramley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bramley surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bramley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Bramley who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Hugh Bramley settled in Virginia in 1640
  • Thomas Bramley settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Mary Bramley, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Bramley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Bramley, who landed in Virginia in 1703

Bramley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Bramley arrived in New York in 1823
  • Thomas Bramley, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • William Bramley, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramley (post 1700)



  • Peter Bramley (1785-1838), English professional cricketer
  • Peter Bramley, English actor, director and theatre maker
  • Fred Bramley (1874-1925), second General Secretary of the British Trade Union Congress (TUC)
  • Randall Bramley, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Neil Bramley (b. 1979), Canadian photographer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Bramley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bramley 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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