Brindley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Brindley first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in or near the settlement of Brindle in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Brindley family

The surname Brindley was first found in Lancashire at Brindle, a small village and civil parish of the borough of Chorley that dates back to at least 1206 when it was first listed as Burnhill. The place name probably means "hill by a stream," from the Old English words "burna" + "hyll." [1] "This place appears to have been granted, by the superior tenant of the crown, soon after the Conquest, to a family who were designated from their possessions. The manor passed by the marriage of the heiress of 'Sir Peter de Bryn, of Brynhill,' to the Gerards, with whom it continued till the reign of Henry VIII." [2]

Important Dates for the Brindley family

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Brindley 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 Brindley has appeared include Brindley, Brinley, Brindely and others.

Early Notables of the Brindley family (pre 1700)

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Brindley migration to the United States

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 Brindley arrived in North America very early:

Brindley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Luke Brindley, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Luke Brindley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [3]
Brindley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Brindley who settled in New England in 1773
  • James Brindley, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774 [3]
Brindley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Brindley, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • John Brindley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [3]
  • Anne Brindley, aged 5, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1892
  • Harold Brindley, aged 8, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Brindley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Dorothea Brindley, aged 25, who landed in America from Hauley Staff, England, in 1907
  • George C Brindley, aged 37, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1909
  • Caroline S. Brindley, aged 47, who settled in America from Stockport, England, in 1909
  • Annie Brindley, aged 6, who immigrated to the United States from Stoke on Trent, England, in 1912
  • Elizabeth Brindley, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Stoke on Trent, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brindley migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brindley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Brindley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848 [4]

Brindley migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brindley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Brindley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Albert William" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Brindley (post 1700)

  • William "Bill" Brindley (b. 1982), American soccer player
  • Aud Brindley (1923-1957), American basketball player
  • A. R. Brindley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916 [5]
  • James Brindley (1716-1772), English engineer and canal builder, son of a cottier, or small farmer, of Derbyshire [6]
  • David Charles Brindley AKC (b. 1953), English academic, current Dean of Portsmouth
  • Roy "The Boy" Brindley (b. 1969), English professional poker player
  • William Brindley (1832-1919), English co-founder of Farmer & Brindley, a firm of architectural sculptors and ornamentalists based in London
  • Charles Brindley, English founder of Brindley and Foster, a pipe organ builder based in Sheffield in 1854
  • Chris Brindley (b. 1969), former English footballer
  • Dame Lynne Janie Brindley DBE, FRSA (b. 1950), Chief Executive of the British Library
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) POICTIERS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Poictiers.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
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