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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 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.

Early History of the Brandley family

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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.

Early Notables of the Brandley family (pre 1700)

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Australia Brandley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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"

New Zealand Brandley migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook