Bringle is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in or near the settlement of Brinkley in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Bringle family
The surname Bringle was first found in Cambridgeshire
at Brinkley, a small village about 15 miles from Cambridge in the union of Newmarket, hundred
of Radfield. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the late 12th century when it was first listed as Brinkelai and literally meant "woodland clearing of a man called Brynca," from the Old English personal name
+ "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Bringle family
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Bringle Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bringle has been recorded under many different variations, including Brinkley, Bringley, Bringle, Bringlow, Bringley, Brinklow, Brinkley and many more.
Early Notables of the Bringle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bringle family to Ireland
Some of the Bringle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bringle family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bringle or a variant listed above:
Bringle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- D. Lynch Bringle, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1896
Bringle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Andrew Bringle, aged 20, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
- George W. Bringle, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Bringle (post 1700)
- Admiral William Floyd Bringle USN (1913-1999), American first commanding officer of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (1971 to 1973)
The Bringle Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Be changed