on the English/Scottish border. After the
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
. The name was first recorded in the 13th century at Gosforth.
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of this family name include: Brently, Brendling, Brandling, Brantley, Brandly, Brendley, Brandley, Brantsley, Brantesly, Brandlyn, Branlyn, Brendlyn and many more.