The ancient roots of the Brinckly family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Brinckly comes from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Brinkley in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Brinckly family
The surname Brinckly was first found in Cambridgeshire
at Brinkley, a small village about 15 miles from Cambridge in the union of Newmarket, hundred
of Radfield. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the late 12th century when it was first listed as Brinkelai and literally meant "woodland clearing of a man called Brynca," from the Old English personal name
+ "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Brinckly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brinckly research.Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1585 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Brinckly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brinckly Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Brinckly has appeared include Brinkley, Bringley, Bringle, Bringlow, Bringley, Brinklow, Brinkley and many more.
Early Notables of the Brinckly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brinckly family to Ireland
Some of the Brinckly family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brinckly family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brinckly arrived in North America very early: John Brinklow who settled in New England
in 1763; John Brinkley settled in New England
in 1773; James Brinkley settled in New England
The Brinckly Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Be changed