Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Brinsely 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 Brinsely family
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Brinsely Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Brinsely include Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Brinsely 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 Brinsely family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Brinsely were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Francis Brinsley settled in New England in 1656; Luke Brinsley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682.
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