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Brinkley Family History

Brinkley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire named Brinkley; the first is most probably named with the Old English personal name Brynca (of uncertain origin) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Brinkley Families

  • Number of Brinkley families
     104 - 206
     35 - 103
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brinkley families
     85 - 168
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brinkley families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brinkley Family Origin

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Brinkley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Brinkley

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Brinkley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Brinkley Civil War Service Records

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