name Brindsly comes from the family having resided in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Brindsly family
The surname Brindsly 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 Brindsly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brindsly research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1581, 1624, 1600, 1665 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Brindsly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brindsly Spelling Variations
Brindsly has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Brindsly 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 Brindsly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brindsly family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brindslys to arrive on North American shores: Francis Brinsley settled in New England
in 1656; Luke Brinsley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.