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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Brearley is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Brearley.

Brearley Early Origins



The surname Brearley was first found in Cheshire 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.

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Brearley Spelling Variations


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Brearley 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. Brearley has been spelled many different ways, including Brierley, Brierly, Briarly, Briarley, Bryerly and others.

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Brearley Early History


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Brearley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brearley research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brearley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brearley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brearley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brearley 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



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 Brearleys to arrive in North America:

Brearley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Brearley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • John Brearley settled in Philadelphia in 1685

Brearley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Brearley, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1893

Brearley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Redley Brearley, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, in 1903
  • Arthur Brearley, aged 25, who landed in America from Birmingham, in 1904
  • Annie Eliz Brearley, aged 57, who landed in America from Harrogate, in 1906
  • Agnes Marion Brearley, aged 24, who landed in America from London, England, in 1906
  • David Brearley, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brearley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Brearley, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • John Brearley, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Joseph Brearley, English convict from Yorkshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • Sharp Brearley, English convict from Yorkshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • William Brearley, English convict from Yorkshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brearley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brearley (post 1700)



  • David Brearley (1745-1790), American delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, signor of the U.S. Constitution on behalf of New Jersey
  • David Brearley (1741-1790), American politician, U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1789-90; Died in office 1790
  • John Brearley (b. 1875), former English footballer and manager
  • John Michael Brearley OBE (b. 1942), English cricketer
  • Harry Brearley (1871-1948), English chemist and inventor of "rustless steel", now called "stainless steel"
  • Sir Norman Brearley, Australian Company Director

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Brearley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brearley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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