The Brindesley name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Brindesley family
The surname Brindesley 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 Brindesley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brindesley research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1581, 1624, 1600, 1665 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Brindesley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brindesley Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brindesley has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Brindesley 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 Brindesley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brindesley family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brindesley were among those contributors: Francis Brinsley settled in New England
in 1656; Luke Brinsley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.