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Brenchley Early Origins



The surname Brenchley was first found in Kent at the village name Brenchley, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells. The name is generally believed to have been derived from "Branca's Leigh." Another reference claims the name is from the Anglo-Saxon word "Braenca" who lived in a clearing or "leagh." The village dates back to William the Conqueror and was listed as lands that were bequeathed to Richard FitzGilbert, his cousin.

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Brenchley Spelling Variations


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Brenchley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brenchley, Benchley, Brenchesly, Brenshley, Brenshly and many more.

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Brenchley Early History


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Brenchley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brenchley research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1400, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Brenchley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brenchley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brenchley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brenchley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Brenchley, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenchley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenchley (post 1700)



  • Edgar "Chirp" Brenchley (1912-1975), English Olympic former ice hockey player
  • Julius Lucius Brenchley (1816-1873), English explorer, naturalist and author from Kent
  • Chaz Brenchley (b. 1959), English author
  • Peter Brenchley (b. 1936), former Australian rules footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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