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The history of the Brierly family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Brearley.

Early Origins of the Brierly family


The surname Brierly 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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Early History of the Brierly family

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Early History of the Brierly family


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Another 288 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brierly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brierly Spelling Variations

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Brierly Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brierly include Brierley, Brierly, Briarly, Briarley, Bryerly and others.

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Early Notables of the Brierly family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Brierly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brierly family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Brierly family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brierly or a variant listed above:

Brierly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Brierly, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Brierly, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • W, Brierly Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John, Matthew, Thomas and Thomas Brierly, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1855 and 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brierly (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brierly (post 1700)


  • Justin W. Brierly (1905-1985), American educator and lawyer
  • Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817-1894), English marine painter
  • David Brierly (1935-2008), British actor, best known for being the voice of the robot dog K-9 in the BBC Doctor Who series

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Historic Events for the Brierly family

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Historic Events for the Brierly family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Arthur Brierly, British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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