Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Brinselay family
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 Brinselay family
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Brinselay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brinselay family name include Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Brinselay family (pre 1700)
fl. 1581-1624), an English schoolmaster, known for his educational works; John Brinsley the younger (1600-1665)...
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Migration of the Brinselay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brinselay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Francis Brinsley settled in New England in 1656; Luke Brinsley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.
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