Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Brindeslay family
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 Brindeslay family
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Brindeslay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brindeslay include Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Brindeslay 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)...
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Migration of the Brindeslay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Francis Brinsley settled in New England in 1656; Luke Brinsley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.
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