The ancestors of the name De brindley date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the De brindley family lived in or near the settlement of Brindle in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the De brindley family
The surname De brindley 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." 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the De brindley family
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De brindley Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like De brindley are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name De brindley include: Brindley, Brinley, Brindely and others.
Early Notables of the De brindley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De brindley family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name De brindley or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Brindley who settled in New England
in 1773; Luke Brindley settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; Thomas Brindley settled in Philadelphia in 1834.