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Brandley Early Origins



The surname Brandley was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England 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 and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in the 13th century at Gosforth.

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Brandley Spelling Variations


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Brandley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brently, Brendling, Brandling, Brantley, Brandly, Brendley, Brandley, Brantsley, Brantesly, Brandlyn, Branlyn, Brendlyn and many more.

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Brandley Early History


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Brandley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brandley research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1617 is included under the topic Early Brandley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brandley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brandley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brandley 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandley (post 1700)



  • William Brandley, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 40th District, 1897-98

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Brandley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Brandley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brandley 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 10:07.

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