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The name Brignale is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or near the village of Brignall near Greta Bridge close to Barnard Castle, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. It was transferred to County Durham for administrative and ceremonial purposes on 1 April 1974.

Brignale Early Origins



The surname Brignale was first found in Yorkshire. However, Bracknell is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire. It dates back to AD 942 as Braccan heal, and may meant "nook of land belonging to a man called Bracca", from the Old English personal name + halh. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Brignale Early History


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Brignale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brignale research. Another 527 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1313, 1327, 1379, 1400, 1409, 1500, 1664, 1675 and 1764 are included under the topic Early Brignale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brignale Spelling Variations


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Brignale 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. Brignale has been spelled many different ways, including Brignall, Brignal, Brigenehall, Brigenhale, Briggenale, Brigkenhall, Brignell, Bricnell and many more.

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Brignale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brignale Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 Brignales to arrive in North America: Richard Brignall, who arrived in Virginia in 1640; and Thomas Brignal, who settled in Ontario in 1861.

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