The name Bransbey is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in either Bransby, a hamlet in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
, or Brandsby in the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Bransbey family
The surname Bransbey was first found in Norfolk
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.
Early History of the Bransbey family
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Bransbey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bransbey has been spelled many different ways, including Bransby, Bransbury, Bransbey and others.
Early Notables of the Bransbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bransbey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bransbeys to arrive in North America: Thomas Bransby who settled in Virginia in 1623; William Bransby settled in Virginia in 1635; Daniel Bransbury settled in Jamaica in 1692.