Brantley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brantley family

The surname Brantley 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 Brantley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brantley research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1617 is included under the topic Early Brantley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brantley 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 Brantley family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Brantley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Brantley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brantley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Brantley, who arrived in Virginia in 1640 [1]
Brantley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliza Brantley, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Benjamin Brantley, who arrived in New England in 1710 [1]
Brantley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M.W. Brantley, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Frank O. Brantley, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1897
  • John Wesley Brantley, aged 27, who settled in America from London, in 1897
Brantley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wm. J. Brantley, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1906
  • A. P. Brantley, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Ella F. Brantley, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. A. P. Brantley, who landed in America, in 1909
  • William T. Brantley, aged 57, who immigrated to America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brantley (post 1700) +

  • Tom Brantley (b. 1970), American jazz trombonist
  • Christopher Charles "Chris" Brantley (b. 1970), former American football wide receiver
  • Bobby Lynn Brantley (b. 1948), American Republican politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of Florida (1987-1991) [2]
  • Michael Charles "Mikey" Brantley (b. 1961), American former Major League Baseball player who played in 1986 for the Seattle Mariners
  • Jeffrey Hoke "Jeff" Brantley (b. 1963), American former Major League baseball player, current broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds
  • Scot Eugene Brantley (b. 1958), American radio and television sports broadcaster
  • John Brantley IV (b. 1989), American football quarterback for the Florida Gators
  • Benjamin D. "Ben" Brantley (b. 1954), American journalist and the chief theater critic of The New York Times
  • Betsy Brantley (b. 1955), American actress
  • William Gordon Brantley, American politician and lawyer, member of the U.S. House of Representatives


Suggested Readings for the name Brantley +

  • 1574 "Dear Grandchildren: A Genealogy of the Descendants of James Brantley and Elizabeth Kirven" by James Ivey Jackson Brantley.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2014, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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