Early Origins of the Brandley family
The surname Brandley was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire
. The name was first recorded in the 13th century at Gosforth.
Early History of the Brandley family
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Brandley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brently, Brendling, Brandling, Brantley, Brandly, Brendley, Brandley, Brantsley, Brantesly, Brandlyn, Branlyn, Brendlyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Brandley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brandley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brandley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ann Brandley, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
Brandley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Brandley, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
Contemporary Notables of the name Brandley (post 1700)
- William Brandley, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 40th District, 1897-98 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html