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The lineage of the name Brinley begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in or near the settlement of Brindle in Lancashire.

Brinley Early Origins



The surname Brinley 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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Brinley Spelling Variations


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Brinley Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brinley has undergone many spelling variations, including Brindley, Brinley, Brindely and others.

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Brinley Early History


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Brinley Early History



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

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Brinley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brinley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brinley were among those contributors:

Brinley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Brinley settled in Newport Rhode Island in 1630
  • Luke Brinley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Brinley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Brinley, who landed in New England in 1710
  • Lawrence Brinley settled in Newport Rhode Island in 1730

Brinley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Brinley, aged 22, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Jonathon Brinley settled in Annapolis Maryland
  • C R Brinley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J W Brinley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brinley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brinley (post 1700)



  • Godfrey M. Brinley, American tennis player
  • Bertrand R. Brinley (1917-1994), American writer of short stories and children's tales, best known for his Mad Scientists' Club stories
  • Charles Brinley (1880-1946), American actor of the silent era
  • Francis W. Brinley, American politician, Mayor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1845, 1847

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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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Brinley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brinley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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