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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.

Brindley Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Brindley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brindley Early History


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Brindley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brindley research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brindley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brindley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brindley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brindley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Luke Brindley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

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

Brindley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Brindley settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • John Brindley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877
  • Anne Brindley, aged 5, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1892
  • Harold Brindley, aged 8, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Stoke on Trent, England, in 1912
  • Elizabeth Brindley, aged 31, who emigrated 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Brindley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848

Brindley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Brindley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Albert William" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brindley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brindley (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Brindley (b. 1982), American soccer player
  • A. R. Brindley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916
  • Aud Brindley (1923-1957), American basketball player
  • 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
  • James Brindley (1716-1772), English engineer and canal builder
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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