Bransburey is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Bransburey family
The surname Bransburey 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 Bransburey family
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Bransburey 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 Bransburey family name include Bransby, Bransbury, Bransbey and others.
Early Notables of the Bransburey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bransburey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bransburey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Bransby who settled in Virginia in 1623; William Bransby settled in Virginia in 1635; Daniel Bransbury settled in Jamaica in 1692.