England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bressy family lived in Cheshire. The name, however, refers to the family's residence in the town of Brecy in the Caen region of France prior their emigration at the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066.
"The Cheshire family had many branches, from one of which descend the Brasseys now existing, and Brassey the eminent engineer." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early Origins of the Bressy family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. The name was originally associated with the town of Brecy in the Caen region of France.
Further to the north in Scotland, Bressay, Burra, and Quarff is a parish in the county of Orkney and Shetland. "The island of Bressay, which is nearly six miles long, and varies in breadth from two to three miles." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Bressy family
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Bressy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bressy family name include Brassey, Brassy, Brecy, Braceio, Bresci, Braci, Bracy, Brassye and many more.
Early Notables of the Bressy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bressy family to Ireland
Some of the Bressy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bressy family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bressy family to immigrate North America: Thomas Brassey who arrived in Delaware in 1682.
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