The name Brindslay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Brindslay family
The surname Brindslay 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 Brindslay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brindslay research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1581, 1624, 1600, 1665 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Brindslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brindslay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brindslay are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brindslay include: Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Brindslay 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 Brindslay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brindslay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brindslay or a variant listed above: Francis Brinsley settled in New England
in 1656; Luke Brinsley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.