The ancestry of the name Brinderslay dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Brinderslay family
The surname Brinderslay was first found in Nottinghamshire
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.
Early History of the Brinderslay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brinderslay research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1581, 1624, 1600, 1665 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Brinderslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brinderslay Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brinderslay have been found, including Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Brinderslay family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Brinsley the elder ( fl.
1581-1624), an English schoolmaster, known for his educational works; John Brinsley the younger (1600-1665)... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brinderslay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brinderslay family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brinderslay, or a variant listed above: Francis Brinsley settled in New England
in 1656; Luke Brinsley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.