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Brealey Early Origins



The surname Brealey was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Walter de Brayly held estates in that shire.

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Brealey Spelling Variations


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Brealey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brayly, Braylie, Bralie, Braily, Brulye, Bralye, Braille, Braile, Brealey and many more.

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Brealey Early History


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Brealey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brealey research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1642, 1773 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Brealey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brealey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brealey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brealey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Brealey, who applied for Naturalization in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1882

Brealey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Brealey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • Francis Brealey a blacksmith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • John Brealey a wheelwright, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Francis Thomas Brealey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brealey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brealey (post 1700)



  • Gil Brealey (b. 1932), Australian film producer
  • Richard Brealey, Professor of Finance at the London Business School (1968-1998), writer of finance and business textbooks

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