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Brinsley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient roots of the Brinsley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Brinsley comes from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Brinsley in Nottinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Brinsley family


The surname Brinsley 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 Brinsley family


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Brinsley Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Brinsley has appeared include Brinsley, Brindsley, Brindesly, Brindersly and many more.

Early Notables of the Brinsley 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)...
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Migration of the Brinsley family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brinsley arrived in North America very early:

Brinsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Brinsley, who settled in New England in 1656
  • Francis Brinsley, aged 22, who arrived in America in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Luke Brinsley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Brinsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Brinsley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brinsley (post 1700)


  • Frank Brinsley (b. 1971), American radio disk-jockey
  • Edmund Brinsley Teesdale MC (1915-1997), Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong (1963 to 1965)
  • Brinsley Forde MBE (b. 1953), English founder member of the reggae band Aswad
  • Brinsley MacNamara (1890-1963), pen name of John Weldon, an Irish writer, playwright, and the registrar of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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